Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 56
who grip their bows like it’s a pistol are
going to be prone to torque problems.
Your hand should be relaxed and
positioned so that the bow grip sits
against the flesh below your thumb in
your palm. I can describe that to you
all day long, but you might not know
exactly what I’m talking about. With
Don’t Choke Archery’s True Shot
Coach — www.dontchokearchery.
com — you don’t need anyone to tell
you how to properly position a bow in
Slide this small, padded device over
your first three fingers and then pick
up your bow. You’ll have perfect hand
position every time, and you’ll have no
problems with hand torque. You can’t.
The True Shot Coach prevents it.
You can wear the True Shot Coach
on the range all summer long, which
will train your mind and body to know
how the bow should sit in your hand.
Then you can leave it at home during
hunting season. Or not. Wear it into
the woods to make sure you’ve got
proper hand positioning every time you
pick up your bow.
Tree-Safe Gear Hook
Just about every bowhunter I know
heads into the woods with at least two
gear hooks in the pack. Almost always,
they are the kind that screw into a
tree, to provide a place to hang a bow,
binoculars, grunt call, jacket, etc.
Did you know those hooks are illegal
to use on public lands in Pennsylvania?
Anything that damages a tree’s cambium is not allowed. The cambium is
the layer of tree material just beneath
the bark. It’s responsible for healing
wounds to the tree’s exterior. A n y
hook that screws into a tree deep
enough to support the weight of a bow
is going to penetrate the cambium. So
that includes nearly every gear hook
and E-Z Hanger I’ve ever seen.
So what are you supposed to do
with all your stuff in the tree stand?
GV Systems LLC of Reinholds, Pa.,
has the Strap-N Bow Holder — www.
gvsystemsllc.com. It’s a metal arm that
straps to the tree, and has multiple
hooks for your bow,
binoculars and other
gear. Basically, it’s a
strap-on E-Z Hanger
that results in no more
holes in the trees.
SLIDE the True Shot
Coach padded device
over your first three
fingers and then pick
up your bow. You’ll have
perfect hand position
every time, and you’ll
have no problems with