Tech Talk: How to Determine Your Effective Bowhunting Range

Knowing just how far you can ethically shoot at game animals is something that should be established well before you head to the field. However, effective bowhunting range is highly subjective and varies greatly between individuals. Essentially, it all boils down to how far you can shoot and consistently hit what you're aiming at with tight groups. Keep in mind that just 20 years ago the accuracy standard was a paper plate, but today that has been reduced to just a 3-inch bullseye.

Establishing your personal effective range is a process that requires a systematic practice regimen, and our experts are here to help you develop one.

Mike Carney and Tony Peterson show you how to establish your effective bowhunting range in this segment of Tech Talk.

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