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Shooting from your knees is a bread-and-butter shot stance for western bowhunters. But whitetail hunters are wise to practice it as well. Outside of standing flat-footed, this is about as steady a shooting stance as you can get. Using your knees, you can square up to the target and maintain near-perfect form.
But it's useful from a tactical hunting standpoint as well. It's low-profile and comfortable, so once you're there, you can stay there for some time. Whether you're still-hunting or shooting from a ground blind, the kneeling shot is definitely one to practice.
Q: Interesting thing happened last weekend. Walking the woods for a few hours looking for new spots for stands, and almost stepped on a year old deer that looked like I just woke him up from a nap. I almost walked past without seeing it, then went back and got within 5 feet before it finally picked its head up, got up, and walked off. Stopped 20 yards away and looked like it was waiting for another deer, so we walked away and left it. Diseased? Hiding and holding tight hoping we just walked past? Really heavy sleeper?
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