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Does shooting from the deck simulate tree stand shooting????

Old 07-24-2006, 06:28 PM
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Default Does shooting from the deck simulate tree stand shooting????

Hey all,
This is my first year bow hunting. I was wondering if shooting from a deck which is about 12 ft off the ground and then down a hill which is about another 10 feet down.
In essence it is about 20-25 feet in the air. Would this be a good simulation of shooting from a tree stand? I just got a deer target today and wantthe most realistic practice situation possible. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.

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Old 07-24-2006, 06:33 PM
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It's a heck of a good start, that's for sure.

I shoot off my deck all the time, for that same reason. Of course, if you want the ultimate real-life simulation, then you need to put up your stand and pull your bow up and take some shots from up there.

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Old 07-24-2006, 06:43 PM
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I agree with Greg/MO.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:10 PM
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its a great way to practice . the key is to just practice this will help simulate being in a tree
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:20 PM
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Its a pretty good start i mean your 20 to 25 feet above your target and your shooting at an angle.
When I started many years ago I use to get on top of my garage ( Foxworthey Style ) and shoot.
Now I'll go thru the trouble of putting a stand in my tree about 25ft up and practice practice practice.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:38 PM
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Thats perfect. Now all you need is some ground hogs to start milling around below you.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:18 PM
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Yes have to agree with most of the rest, it is a good start! I am lucky at Fort Drum the old site where they use to give the post shooting test has towers so I can go at lunch and get the hang of it for the season!
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