How to Shoot a Compound Bow

Colorado’s archery season may be four months away, but practicing your shooting skills should be a year-round discipline.   In this video, hunter education instructor Jim Gilmore demonstrates the proper form for shooting a compound bow.  Although shooting techniques may vary slightly among archers, following these basic fundamentals will ensure that you develop consistency and accuracy in your shooting.

For further information about Colorado’s archery-hunting opportunities, purchase the 2012 Colorado Outdoors Hunting Guide.  This issue features “Archery Advice,” an in-depth article with tips and strategies from some of the state’s top bowhunters.  Included is advice on selecting bowhunting clothing and equipment, shooting techniques and tips to make your big-game hunt more successful.  To order the 2012 Hunting Guide, back issues or to purchase a yearly subscription to Colorado Outdoors, call 1-800-417-8986.

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