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10.30.2017 | Categories: Archery Tips, Equipment Setup
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Flying With Bows – What You Need to Know

So you’re taking your compound bow on an airplane, and you want to know how to pack it, what’s allowed and what to expect at the airport? Here’s what you need to know. GET A GOOD CASE Airlines are rough on baggage, and your bow is a precision instrument. You need a good, quality, airline-grade […]

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10.16.2017 | Categories: Video, Archery Tips, Training
 

Traditional archery aiming techniques

In true traditional archery, the bow – recurve or longbow – doesn’t have a sight for aiming. But the archer still has to hit what he or she is aiming at. So how do you do that? In this video, Matt Zirnsak – a die-hard traditional archer who produced a series of films and does […]

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10.16.2017 | Categories: Archery Tips, Training
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Using release aids to cure target panic

Can certain mechanical releases help compound archers squash target panic? It worked for me. When target panic nearly ruined archery for me in early 2016, a mechanical release turned everything around and made the game fun again. It’s been suggested that most archers will come down with target panic at some point during their shooting […]

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08.10.2017 | Categories: Archery Tips, Safety
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Tree Stand Safety Harnesses Have a Limited Lifespan

Did you know the full-body safety harness you wear when you hunt from a tree stand has an expiration date? Due to federal regulations, all safety harnesses are stamped with a date identifying when the harness was made. And the effective service life is considered to be five years from that date, although some harness […]

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05.19.2017 | Categories: Video, Archery Tips, Equipment Setup, News
 

Your Guide to NASP Archery Equipment

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) employs a very specific, limited set of equipment. There’s one bow and one arrow that every NASP archer uses, and a short list of other NASP-approved gear. By standardizing the allowed equipment, NASP is able to make archery affordable for just about anyone, and the competition field […]

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03.13.2017 | Categories: Archery Tips, Equipment Setup
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David Houser on stabilizers for indoor archery

On a 40 cm Vegas target face, the X-ring is the size of a penny. The indoor, compound target archer who most consistently hits that tiny ring from 18 meters away, undoubtedly will win the day. To do that over the course of a 30- or 60-arrow round requires a steady hand. And that’s where […]

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03.03.2017 | Categories: Video, Archery Tips, Training
 

How Shot Trainers Can Help You Be a Better Archer

Practice makes perfect. That applies to many things in life, and archery is no exception. One of the unique aspects of practicing archery is you can’t just shoot an arrow into a target anywhere. You need a safe place for that, and for a variety of reasons, a shooting range might not always be readily […]

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02.23.2017 | Categories: Archery Tips, Training
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Proper nutrition fuels the successful archer

Everyone can benefit from good nutrition. Healthy living is better living. When it comes to sports, nutrition often is discussed with high-intensity games like football, basketball, soccer, etc. Proper nutrition fuels the body for those sports. Proper nutrition also is important for archery, even though it doesn’t require the same energy level as other sports. […]

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12.28.2016 | Categories: Archery Tips, Training
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What to Expect at your first archery tournament

So you’re heading to your first indoor archery tournament? Maybe you’re feeling a little intimidated. Maybe you’re feeling nervous. Maybe you’re feeling like you’re not ready. Maybe you’re feeling all of these things and more. Don’t worry. Everyone is anxious in some way the first time they step to the line alongside dozens of other […]

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11.23.2016 | Categories: Video, Archery Tips, Safety
 

Bowhunting Tech Tip: Crossbow Safety

Crossbows are unlike other kinds of bows, and therefore have some unique safety issues. Anyone carrying a crossbow into the woods to hunt or into the backyard to shoot at targets should know how to safely handle and operate their crossbow. In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs down basic tips for […]

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