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target panic," Newkirk said. "However,
a shooter should go to a pro shop to be
taught how to use it properly. Shooting
it wrong won't fix anything."
Most bowhunters don't use a backtension release for hunting. They rely,
instead, on a trigger release. To cure
target panic when shooting with a trigger release, Newkirk suggested shooters
change to using the middle finger as their
trigger finger.
Newkirk said his son, a fine shooter
in his own right, began having problems
awhile back, and Newkirk made him hold
the shot for a 10 seconds before he was
allowed to squeeze the release trigger.
"Some competitive shooters resort to
using a 'clicker' on their bow," Newkirk
said. "They'll keep the pin on the target

and won't release the arrow until they
hear an audible click when drawing the
bow. It doesn't always work but it can
help."
Newkirk said when an archer starts
to "punch" the trigger, the problem is
likely to get worse before it gets better.
It takes discipline to shoot properly, and
if shooters begin experiencing problems,
they should move up close to a big target
and concentrate on their form and not on
the target.
Gradually, they can begin to move
back in small increments until they're
shooting from 20 yards.
"You can't walk away from the problem of target panic," Newkirk said. "You
have to get to the root of the problem and
work hard to fix it."

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