I’ve been a bowhunter for over three quarters of my life, and in the past few years like many of you, in the past few years I have spent the off season talking about the successes and failures of the past season, or the hopes and dreams of the upcoming season online with fellow hunters on the forums such as Archerytalk and Tradgang. I have learned a lot of new tips from some of the self proclaimed “best of them” and have also learned a lot from some of the other hunters mistakes.
One of the biggest complaints I read about on forums such as Archerytalk and Tradgang is the lack of opportunities for a shot at the buck of a lifetime, or the bull of a lifetime. Then I also read almost as many posts about flubbed shots, poor set up, poor preparation, etc, etc. A lot of guys spend a lot of money on the trip of a lifetime, practice shooting a lot the few months before their big hunt, but really are not in tune with their equipment. I mean really in tune…
Archery practice pays off
As any one of the folks on Archerytalk can tell you a properly tuned bow is an absolute necessity for making a clean, quick kill and keeping a good opportunity from turning into the hunting nightmare of a lifetime. But even if your bow is tuned up, are you? Are you ready for that spur of the moment, unexpected shot opportunity? I am, because I practice with a Snaro. That’s right, aerial targets thrown out front, side to side, and even quartering behind me.
A lot of hunters spend the off season in front of a computer on Archerytalk or Tradgang talking about how to make their next season even better or talking about how to get rid of target panic while I’m out in the back yard with my wife and kids shooting my bow. With a Snaro we shoot aerial targets, targets rolling on the ground and even stationary targets. Snaro bird points are tough as nails and I can use them on all targets in any season. In the summer the Snaro will not let an arrow burrow under the grass to be gone forever, and in the winter a Snaro will not bury into the snow as would a traditional field point.
Archery practice gets you equipment intimate
Yes, I keep in touch with my fellow hunters and archers on Archerytalk and Tradgang, etc, but I have more fun when I’m out with the family shooting my bow instead of talking about how much I wished I was out shooting it. Archerytalk is just that. It’s talk. I want action, time with the family, and I want to stay familiar with my gear all year long. A few Snaros from Snaro.net have helped keep it fun for my whole family, and have more than paid for themselves in lost arrows and time spent looking for lost arrows.
I like Archerytalk but I like just plain archery with a Snaro even more!