Watch: How to Increase Your Compound Bow Accuracy

Archery season is getting closer and closer, and for some, it’s already here. Use these tips from GoHunt’s Trail Kreitzer to dial in your accuracy before heading into the field.

I’ve been hitting up my local archery range almost every day lately. And a few little things have sprung up, so I hit the internet looking for ways to become more accurate in my shot prior to my hunts this fall.

This video from GoHunt and Trail Kreitzer has been enormously helpful. In less than 15 minutes, Kreitzer explains the following in simple and helpful ways:

  • The three points of contact
  • Why the right draw length matters
  • How holding weight and draw weight differ for accuracy
  • The correct way to grip your bow
  • Aiming and avoiding target panic
  • Using back tension to activate your release

Personally, I’m coming back to archery after some downtime from knee surgeries, and these pointers were great reminders to list while working on my shot accuracy at the range.

Don’t forget to be methodical in your practice, “aim small, miss small,” and good luck this season.

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.

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