Thursday was check-in for the IBO World Championship and practice. The practice range is a short trip via ski lift to the top of a mountain.
The practice range was slow again this year. Not as bad as last year. I got in a shot every 10 minutes. Some groups were large, 5 – 7 shooters and very slow. Shooting alone I jumped ahead of them when bottlenecks occurred.
The practice targets weren’t easy shots. I heard more than one arrow zing through the woods followed by grumbling or worse.
I spent an hour and forty minutes practicing. I shot two eights, my first two shots, followed by 3 tens and 5 elevens. Most of the targets were on level ground or slightly downhill. This is the terrain that I’ve practiced and competed on thus far in 2015. I don’t live near a range where the target is uphill. Driving out I noticed the ranges where I’ll shoot tomorrow off in the distance. Of course, two of the targets looked like steep uphill shots.
This spotted cat was down the path seen here at 40 yards.
This caribou was at 45 yard shot. The stake was at 40 yards, I backed up five more before shooting.