When it comes right down to it, there’s no way to perfectly simulate that moment when the monster of your dreams steps in front of you. As any seasoned bowhunter will tell you, the pressure of crunch time can do funny things to the best of us.
With that said, the most successful bowhunters are the ones who’ve learned, through constant practice and the mastery of proper technique, to execute when it really matters. The better your quality and consistency of practice, the more likely you are to capitalize in the big moment. And the more realistic your training is, the more likely it is to benefit you out in the real world.
One of the best things you can do is invest in a quality target, especially a 3-D model like the Rinehart Woodland Buck, which helps replicate what you’ll see in the field. While shooting at a circular target or plate is great for developing proper fundamentals, a 3-D target forces you to adjust for real world elements like the angle of your shot and size of your target.
The other great feature of a lot of targets is that you can take them with you and practice on the go. Or in the case of the Big Green Targets Gamer, you can turn a round of practice into some backyard fun. Either way, there’s a target for every situation and need. To find the right target for you, check out our full list of the best archery targets for 2013.