Dealing with funky coastal weather

The weather has been, well typical of coastal North Carolina. One day freezing, the next warm, then rain, then back to freezing. In a few days, the prediction is clear and nearly 70. When is comes to practicing archery, there’s a lot of inside, outside, and at times running for cover.

Thankfully, we have an indoor range a short drive from where I live. In the mornings the range is typically empty. When I show up, I have it to myself. A bit boring, but the advantage is I have the range to myself.

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Again, all to myself

When its real cold, I shoot from inside a shed and out toward my target. The shed has a gas heater and there’s a four-legged companion to encourage me. I’ve thought about bringing her, River, to the indoor range. River loves archery. But, she’d probably get banned.

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River is constantly assessing my work

Over the winter I’ve been shooting a lot of spots. This is the time of year where there are a fair number of indoor tournaments that are within easy driving.  So, like many others, I shoot at dots and wait for 3D.

Today I learned of an indoor 3D tournament just up the road. I’ve shot there before and the lighting is not so great. Using a scope, for me, ends up being an activity that’s purely guesswork when it comes to aiming. So, I changed out my bow, set it up for hunting and decided to enter the bow hunter class. I can illuminate the pins and hopefully that will help.

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A good reason for pin nocks. Busted this one checking my bow after I switched sights. But, saved an arrow or two.

Along the bow change, I headed out to the 3D range this morning and afternoon. It was apparent I hadn’t practiced 3D since December 15th. I’d have practiced more but, it started to rain and I had to sprint for cover. What can I say, it will be spring soon and I’ll be contending with mosquitos and ticks when I’m in the woods.

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