During 3D I shoot, mostly, with pins. More than once I’ve put the wrong pin on a target and messed up the shot. You’d think this wasn’t too smart and you’d be right.
This morning, shooting from 55 yards, I put scrolled my sight in at 45 yards. No matter how perfect your form might be it is not going to be a good shot.
Dumb things happen from time to time. One of the dumbest is shooting at a target twenty yards away for your first shot of the day when you last shot of the day before was at 60 yards and not adjusting your sight. Do that and you’ll probably never find that arrow if you’re shooting outside. I left a number of arrows in the woods near our old home in North Carolina having not learned my lesson the first time or two.
When I do these dumb things I’m often glad no one is around to witness the mistake. That doesn’t stop me from writing about those mental farts. The only witness to my practice screw-ups is typically a Labrador retriever, River. If she’s gnawing on a bone she doesn’t even notice.