Bowhunting Practice With ‘The Rule of 3’

“The Rule of 3” is an exercise that brings purpose and consequences to your bowhunting practice.

Bowhunting Practice With ‘The Rule of 3’

If you are anything like me, bowhunting is something that flows through your veins. Each day that goes by, we long for its presence. Just because it’s the offseason though, doesn’t mean we can’t work toward our bowhunting goals. To keep myself in tip-top archery shape and achieve my goals, I shoot year-round. One method I rely on is an exercise I call “The Rule of 3.” Here’s how it goes.

  • Start off at the yardage for your top pin. From there, shoot three arrows into the bull’s-eye or a baseball-sized circle.
  • Once you’ve done so successfully, move back 10 yards to your next bowsight pin and do the same thing. Continue shooting three-shot groups out to your bottom pin.
  • If during The Rule of 3 exercise you fail to put all three arrows in the bread basket, step 10 yards closer to the target and proceed from there.

This exercise promotes consistency, which is the name of the game in archery. It will also give you a really good idea of your maximum effective range.

Offseason? There is nothing of the sort. Use The Rule of 3 to help you ready for game day.
Offseason? There is nothing of the sort. Use The Rule of 3 to help you ready for game day.

Photos by Josh Kirchner

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