Hunting season is almost upon us. In some areas of the country, people are already hitting the woods. As you are setting up your ground blind or tree stand, please do yourself a favor and make sure you have the clearance necessary to make your shot. If you have done so already, it doesn’t hurt to go back and recheck. You might be saying to yourself, “What are you talking about Jo Ann, I’ve cleaned out my shooting lanes?” I’m talking about the structure of the blind itself, like a support bar, that you need to make sure you can clear.
If you are using shooting sticks for a crossbow determine a comfortable height now that will also allow your limbs and bolt to clear the blind before that animal walks out. The bolt can nick the blind as it leaves the crossbow if you don’t make sure the clearance is there.
If you are shooting a vertical bow, make sure you can pull that bow back and your arm doesn’t get hung up on any part of the blind itself. Pulling back a bow and having your arm hit the side will either make noise or make you reposition yourself on the fly. This rush might end up in a poorly placed shot or you just get busted by the deer. Work the kinks out now before the season to ensure your success.
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