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Msturm
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I am a huge fan of shooting stumps. It lets me get into the hunting mindset, and take hunting shots. It also lets me act like a little kid and make believe I am shooting at whatever I can think up. I also get to stretch my effective range and shoot through little gaps.

I took my camera on my stump shoot today. Figured I would share my thoughts and tips with everyone here as you have all given me so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zEbrbbk06Q

There are no adds and I am not making money off my youtube page so no worries. This is just a free sharing of information. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Aloha!

Msturm

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ahab78
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Thanks for sharing. Great information.

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RAGHORN 3
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Very cool.. Thanks for sharing.. I too like stump shooting the best! I combine shooting/scouting and conditioning all in one, if my imagination really goes some days I actually feel like I am on a real hunt... [archer2]
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ron w
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Exactly the way I like to do it. Good practice and just plain fun. Well done....... [thumbsup]

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Shunryu Suzuki

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most of my small game hunts turn into stumpshooting .I can't seem to pass up a good shot on a leaf or cattail

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I can't explain it, but my best shooting is informal stump shooting.

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MnFn
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yes, I don't get out there as much as I would like to but when changing stands, I take a bow with.

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"By the looks of his footprint he must be a big fella" Marge Gunderson (Fargo)

"Ain't no rock going to take my place". Luke 19:40

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Recurve7
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Stumps, leafs, grass .....etc
My favorite game!
Good job, thanks for sharing

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Red Beastmaster
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Compounders just can't wrap their heads around stump shooting. If there are no scoring rings or a chance to win something they just don't see the point. Trying to explain the whys and hows seem to confuse them more.

It's a trad thing.

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I practice shoot on my way back to the car in the morning in the last open field and in the evening I practice shooting when heading across the first field. Not going to get a deer there anyway and the warm up is fun and always a good thing. I warmed up on a pheasant last weekend. Too much lead, shot 18" in front it. Next time, I will do better.

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Graps
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It's a wonderful and relaxing day in the woods. [archer]

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"Nothing clears a troubled mind like shooting a bow. " Fred Bear
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31

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Stumpkiller
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I got the camp name "Stumpkiller" because it was thought I liked shooting stumps at mid-day more than deer hunting.

Can't really deny that. [archer]

I still always carry at least one blunt when hunting to keep my eye in. MUCH better than shooting on cleared lanes at know distances.

Nothing prettier than an 80 yard arrow flight that connects.

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joe ashton
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I, too, shoot lots of stumps. Some look like elk, some moose, some bears, some deer, some............

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Joe Ashton,D.C.
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ScottinPA
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Best times are in the woods with my sons (18 and 10) stump shooting. The bale is ok for a few sessions a week but nothing like shooting stumps.
Like others, I carry a blunt in my quiver for squirrels or grouse or stumps.

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"There is no excellance in Archery without great labor".
Maurice Thompson 1879

Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.
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Stumpkiller
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I even had a favorite stump in one of my old hunting grounds. Looked like a boar from four different directions.

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Charlie P. }}===]> A.B.C.C.

Bear Kodiak & K. Hunter, D. Palmer Hunter, Ben Pearson Hunter, Wing Presentation II & 4 Red Wing Hunters (LH & 3 RH), Browning Explorer, Cobra II & Wasp, Martin/Howatt Dream Catcher, Root Warrior, Shakespeare Necedah.

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