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Cross training with traditional and compound bows. I've taken two deer with my compound this past week (I'll keep saying it because I'm coming off a two year slump) and in replaying the shots in my head something has jumped out at me. I rose, drew,

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  • #16
    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
    Just for the record, I still don't trust myself with the recurve enough to hunt with it.
    All that being said, I still don't really agree with a need for certification. Partly it's because you should trust adults to judge for themselves, partly because the world doesn't need more regulation.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
      Just for the record, I still don't trust myself with the recurve enough to hunt with it.
      To me the practice of either benefits the muscle control and hand eye coordination. I shoot instinct and used to practice all year. In N.Y. you need a license endorsement for archery which is a mandatory day of lecture and also shooting at a target - I think it was 25yds if I remember. Don't know if that is still a requirement but I think if it is it's a good idea.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
        Just for the record, I still don't trust myself with the recurve enough to hunt with it.
        Fair enough. I admit, there are "idiots among us"(One of my favorite series of Hurteau articles btw if no one had ever come across them). I just hate when it causes more hoops for the rest of us, assuming I'm the rest of us.

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        • #19
          Are you calling 'traditional' a recurve or is it a long bow?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
            Are you calling 'traditional' a recurve or is it a long bow?
            I'm using a recurve. I don't own a self-bow.
            Can't say I'm much of a purist and if I have to hand in my card, so be it.

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            • #21
              Yes I think it does. I learned with a recurve and instinctive sighting. And the got an old compound with a peep but it had pins. And I got very good with it. When I finally grew up and bought a bow with a peep I had to learn how to shoot again. The instinctive method makes you focus on your anchor point and I think there's less to think about less to line up for sure. But knowing you have to have your anchor point set makes you a better shot. You can everything else down but with a good anchor you ain't got squat.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                Are you calling 'traditional' a recurve or is it a long bow?
                Traditional is either longbow or a recurve. And there is just as much dispute between the two sometimes as
                there is between traditional and compounds. There are very deep feelings both ways in the sport.

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