The Long-Distance Challenge
Once you've extended your deadly range by 10 or 15 yards, the best advice may be to simply keep going. Over the years I've been lucky to interview and otherwise tap the brains of some of the finest archers and bowhunters in the nation, and I've heard a common theme. Particularly, how true long-distance practice—80, 90, even 100-plus yards—has greatly improved their bowhunting success. It's not because these guys and gals are shooting game animals at such prodigious yardages, but rather, honing the near-perfect form required for consistent long-range accuracy makes 25- to 35-yard shots seem like chip shots. The takeaway, for me, is fairly obvious. If you have access to a range allowing for such long-range sniping, there's no good reason your regular practice sessions can't include "airing some out" to enhance real-world bowhunting accuracy.