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5 Tips to Maximizing Stability at Full Draw

Holding your bow steady for any length of time can be challenging, especially as we age.

5 Tips to Maximizing Stability at Full Draw

Maximum stability at full draw requires both experimentation and practice. Big improvements can be made by simply holding on targets for extended periods and focusing on being steady. (Author photo)

My favorite Toby Keith lyric goes, “I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once, as I ever was.” I quote that song from time to time, and when it comes to bowhunting, it’s true in some instances.

By nature, I’m an aggressive bowhunter, but experience has taught me to make better judgment calls, and as a result, I’ve become more patient when I need to be. When it comes to shooting, however, it’s an outright lie! I turned 50 this year, and the sad fact is, I’m simply not capable of shooting as well as I did 10–15 years ago.

As I’ve aged, two issues have become more pronounced in my shooting, and I’m...

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