Pennsylvania Game News - December 2015 - 60

By Mike Raykovicz

Target Panic
When it hits, it drives you to the brink. But you can make it back.

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OME of us call it flinching, anticipation or the "yips."
Target panic has many names. And it
can humble you in a hurry.
If you're an archer who notices your
groups are growing larger rather than
tighter, and you can't seem to correct
the problem, you may be experiencing
target panic.
Target panic can happen to anyone at
any time, and can be difficult to cure. Experts say it's more likely a psychological
problem than a physical one.
Archers aren't the only ones who
experience target panic. Anyone who
competes in a sport where hand-eye
coordination is important can become
a victim.
Even the best trap, skeet, pistol and
rifle shooters suddenly might lose their
composure and control when shooting
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under competitive conditions.
And we've all seen those golfers who
suddenly can't putt, or basketball players
who no longer can make their foul shots.
The problem can be severe enough to
drive some competitors to quit.
In archery, target archers as well as
bowhunters can be affected.
Bowhunters frequently find they're
punching the trigger and shooting before
they're ready, which often results in a
missed shot, or worse, wounded game.
Neil Newkirk and Barry Reedy know
all about target panic, despite their outstanding careers in archery.
"There's no pressure when you're
shooting at a target for fun, but when
you start shooting for score, there's more
expectation, especially when you start
winning," said Newkirk, a three-time
National Field Archery Association



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