Practicing at long range is a valuable exercise, and I still enjoy it. Seventy-yard practice makes the 20-yard shots seem easy. We've covered that aplenty in F&S. But if long-range practice teaches you anything about shooting a bow, it's that misses usually are a result of form mistakes. Those mistakes are amplified the farther away you get from the target. At 70-plus yards, everything must be perfect. No torque. Flawless follow-through. If you believe you can do that when you haven't shot your bow in two weeks (because you've been hunting), you're standing on a metal platform in a tree, leaning around a limb, bundled in thick clothing, with adrenaline raging ... well, you're really damn good.