By Dave Hurteau
Just for you buckhunter, here are five tips for recovering those arrows that—no way!—missed the whole dang target on the practice range.
1) Keep the lawn mowed short. (Yeah, right.)
2) If possible, set up so the terrain behind the target is uphill, even if only slightly.
3) When you shoot a flier, stop shooting. While the shot is still fresh in your mind, stare at the target and do your best to remember and mentally mark exactly where you missed. (e.g. “Left edge of the target, 2 inches high.”)
4) Drop your bow at your feet. Walk past the target, beyond the farthest point where the arrow could have landed, turn around and line up the bow, your marked miss and yourself—all in a straight line. Drop your hat.