On Target: Know Your Maximum Bow Range

Do you know your maximum bow range? Understanding the maximum distance you can accurately and effectively shoot is important can help you not only avoid shots that are beyond your range of effectiveness but can also help you to be more accurate when shooting within your effective maximum bow range.

North American Whitetail's Pat Hogan explains why you should determine the maximum distance you're comfortable with and capable of shooting in the field in this On Target segment.

Establishing a limit helps ease some of the stress that can occur when a target animal shows up on the edge of your self-imposed limit. By knowing the exact distance you can -- and won't -- take a shot, you can focus more fully on the shot itself.

While long-range shooting with archery equipment is certainly more attainable with today's equipment and gear (and is growing in popularity) setting a defined limit to your maximum effective range doesn't mean you're automatically limiting your chances for success. Some of the top bowhunters in the game have maximum effective ranges that are shorter than you might think -- and they've got the bucks on the walls to prove that it works.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Gordon

Gordon's First NAW Hunt

This segment features Gordon Whittington's very first on camera hunt for North American Whitetail.

Deer Dog: Replicating Realistic Tracks

Deer Dog: Replicating Realistic Tracks

On this edition of "Deer Dog," Jeremy Moore discusses the role scent plays when it comes to tracking and how to incorporate it into your training.

September Black Hills Whitetail Hunt

September Black Hills Whitetail Hunt

Gordon Whittington is hunting Eastern Wyoming with his crossbow where he encounters a fast moving situation.

Fundamentals of the Bow Selection

Fundamentals of the Bow Selection

On this edition of "On Target," Pat Hogan highlights the importance of applying the fundamentals of the draw cycle when it comes to the bow you select.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Not figuring the correct range to the target is a common mistake. How-To

Bullet Drop & Range Estimation

Travis Faulkner

Not figuring the correct range to the target is a common mistake.

Good location is just part of the equation. Scouting

The Best Summer Trail Camera Strategy

Tony J. Peterson

Good location is just part of the equation.

We'll explain which supplements whitetails can obtain in the field, and the best ways to provide them with the ones they can't. Off-Season

Which Minerals Do Deer Need?

Dr. James C. Kroll

We'll explain which supplements whitetails can obtain in the field, and the best ways to...

Here's a look at some of the new deer rifles from SHOT Show 2020! Guns

Best New Deer Hunting Rifles for 2020

Lynn Burkhead - January 29, 2020

Here's a look at some of the new deer rifles from SHOT Show 2020!

See More Trending Articles

More How-To

Hunt opening day? Wait until the end? In gun season, the best honest answer is, 'It depends.' Here's why. How-To

Why Timing Is Everything in Gun Season

Mark Kayser

Hunt opening day? Wait until the end? In gun season, the best honest answer is, 'It depends.'...

Haynes Shelton discusses what to look for when choosing the magnification range when it comes to How-To

From the Stand: Choosing Correct Magnification for Rifle Scope

NAW TV - July 27, 2018

Haynes Shelton discusses what to look for when choosing the magnification range when it comes...

Gordon Whittington explains why crossbows have become a popular choice for whitetail hunting. How-To

On Target: Crossbows and Whitetails

NAW TV - May 03, 2018

Gordon Whittington explains why crossbows have become a popular choice for whitetail hunting.

Crafting an attractive shoulder mount starts long before you get to the taxidermy shop. How-To

Woods to Wall: Key Considerations for Whitetail Taxidermy

Mark Kayser

Crafting an attractive shoulder mount starts long before you get to the taxidermy shop.

See More How-To

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All North American Whitetail subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now