Summer Bow Practice Leads to Big Bucks Down for Lakoskys
By: Lynn Burkhead
Lee and Tiffany Lakosky explain why summer bow practice is crucial for a successful bowhunting season
Before going out and shooting 100 arrows a day in a rush to get ready, Outdoor Channel television personality Lee Lakosky cautions archers to seek small sessions of perfect practice versus hours on the range spent haphazardly flinging high-speed arrows at a 3-D target.
"We shoot all of the time," said Lee, who along with wife Tiffany hosts the program Crush with Lee and Tiffany. "But you have to be smart about it."
In addition to limiting the number of arrows they shoot each day during the summer months, they also shun the high-poundage speed-bow game that many archers endorse.
"I don't shoot excessive (draw) weights," said Tiffany. "I might go up to 60 pounds occasionally, but normally I shoot 55 pounds with a 24 ½-inch draw length.
"That setup works great too," she added. "I've had a few elk kills with that setup and my last two mule deer, which were taken at 60 yards, had the arrow zip right through them like they weren't even standing there.
"I'm concerned with accuracy (in my shooting), not speed and poundage."
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