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Phillip Fields
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I use the swing draw and I've killed many critters. If you set your arm when an animal is closing and he hangs up just out of range how long can you hold your bow up?

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Charlie Lamb
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It's not how you move that gets you busted, it's when you move. Shooting the bow requires movement... period.

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jsweka
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quote:
Originally posted by Charlie Lamb:
It's not how you move that gets you busted, it's when you move. Shooting the bow requires movement... period.

That pretty much sums it up!

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K.S.TRAPPER
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Charlie has a way with words doesn't he [bigsmyl]

He's 100% right too [thumbsup] [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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Bakes168
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I absolutely agree that the swing draw has it's place and I wouldn't hesitate to use it given the right situation. My point was simply that I would not attempt it when that uber wary matriarch doe is closing the distance on a calm evening. Mr. Schulz made it sound like any other way was the wrong way to shoot.

Toddster, I had considered that. Any of the old bow hunting films I see they are mostly on the ground taking quick shots at game which is often moving. A swing draw would certainly be the better method in such a situation.

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pavan
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Zach, the point with John's teaching is that he was teaching how Howard Hill shot a longbow and the advantages of that method with a longbow. I like John's chapter in his book, 'HOLD IT, you're wrong'. When one shoots longbows with that method for enough years, it makes sense and it works. If your crunch time method is static and straight back and straight up, a nice long stable recurve shooting split finger and possibly bow sights would be a better option and leave the swing draw fast stuff alone.

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stiknstringer
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It depends on the situation. Howard Hill describes in his book Hunting the Hard Way about one situation when he was sneaking up on a ground squirrel and he drew his bow first while he was behind the tree and then stepped out to take the shot.
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Bakes... I agree with your assessment. Many of us believe there is only one correct way to shoot....the way WE do it.

Do it the way you need to, there are certain factors that come together to help one shoot / aim better, but there are usually many ways to achieve that .

Worried about that doe ? When you pick your spot make certain that there are "things" out there that obstruct her vision temporarily and make use of them. Trees, leafed out branches and similar. For turkeys, heck try even making obstructions.

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two4hooking
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Your right. It just doesn't work.

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[ December 04, 2017, 01:09 PM: Message edited by: Charlie Lamb ]

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pavan
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See Greg there you go. Those all white bows need an awful lot of silencers on them. I really would look for another way to tie them on.

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pavan
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That'd be a big picture.

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ChuckC
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Nobody said it doesn't work. What is being said is it is not for everybody.
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pavan
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Hill style longbows are not for everybody either. Nothing wrong with that, certain bows are simply better with different techniques.

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Bakes168
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I never said it doesn't work [knothead]

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Terry Green
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I swing draw when the shot calls for it....

I mostly pre raise my bow about 90% of the way on hunting shots, but it I wouldn't have taken the time to learn to swing draw I would have missed out on many kills.

It helps the bowhunter to learn to shoot both ways to capitalize on the opportunity of choice when the window opens.

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