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14-inch cardboard. Slide the SECOND
sight pin up to rest at the bottom of the
14-inch cardboard.
Now, move backward, a step at a
time, shooting an arrow every step using the SECOND pin as your aiming
point, holding it on the middle of the
10-inch circle.
Your arrows will hit high initially,
but will drop as you move back. Continue to move back until you find
where the SECOND pin hits the middle of the circle. DO NOT ADJUST
the SECOND pin, but move your
shooting position back and forth until
you hit the middle
of the circle with the
SECOND pin.
Once you determine the distance at
which the SECOND
pin hits the middle,
extend your arm and
move a THIRD pin
up to bracket the 14inch cardboard with
the SECOND pin on
top of the cardboard
and the THIRD pin
touching the bottom.
You now have three pins and two
gaps, The second gap will be smaller
than the first gap.
Assume a deer steps out at an unknown range. You simply hold up your
sight with an extended arm and see in
which gap the deer fits. If it fits in the
top gap, you use the TOP pin. If the
deer fits the second gap, you use the
SECOND pin. If the deer is larger than
either gap, you can adjust by holding
the pin lower on the animal, because
if it is larger than the gap, it means it
is closer.
Let's assume the deer is smaller
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than the second gap; it means it is
farther than the distance for which the
SECOND pin is sighted-in. Depending upon how much smaller the deer
is than the gap, you simply hold the
SECOND pin higher.
The beauty of this system is that you
stop thinking in terms of yardage and
instead think of how the deer fits your
gaps and how to hold to hit the mark.
Do not overthink this system or make
it complicated.
Practice with it and fine tune it.
This system works, trust me. For
whitetails, I normally use only three
pins. But if you were
hunting long-range
game animals, such
as elk, antelope or
caribou, you could
add additional pins
to suit your needs
and maximum range,
remembering to also
use a size cardboard
that is appropriate
for the animal's chest
area.
TREE STANDS
It would take an entire column to
discuss shooting from a tree stand, but
here are some basic tips. The higher
you are up a tree, and the closer a deer
is to your stand, the lower you must
hold to avoid shooting over the top.
The lower your stand, and the
farther the animal, the less you need
to compensate.
SUMMARY
Try the different methods of determining distance. There are plenty of
reasons we miss; don't let not knowing
the distance be one of them.
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