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Advice for a new guy?

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Hey everybody, I'm new to the sight and this is my first post.

I started instinctive finger shooting about a year ago with a recurve. This January I purchased a compound and shoot that the same way. I have friends trying to convert me to sight and a trigger release. It's taking me longer to get accurate but I don't mind that. I'm putting on average 5 to 7 out of 10 arrows in a 9 inch paper plate 20 yrds and under. I don't move back until I can do that consistent.

I want to hunt Quail and Rabbits in archery season. Do I just keep doing what I'm doing and stay away from sights since I'm dealing with smaller moving animals? Will sights slow me down and ruin the picture?

I shoot my bow the way I shoot my shotgun...point and fire.

Any comments would be appreciated.
I'm 36 yr old youngun, just thought I'd put that out there since I see age come up a lot in this section.

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If you want to hunt quail and rabbits, I think I'd stay away from sights and all of the bells and whistles period. Just good Ole hand/eye coordination... I've often said the two worst day of my 48 years of shooting was one...when I picked up a compound bow:cry:, and the second was when I put a sight on it.:embara:
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