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thank you very much.
It is true that it always looks easier than it really is.
But I am confident to say that everybody can become a real good archer with enough training and motivation.
I am happy to hear that your daughter is thinking about starting with archery.
It is a fantastic hobby.
How old is your daughter?
You can have a look at some great youth archery sets I recommend.
See you soon.
Hi Moritz – My daughter is 13years old. She is interested in Archery and keeps harping on about it. I have found her a local club to atatend. At the moment she is learning Ju-Jitsu – I own and coach at a club. She trains 4 nights a week there.
She will get around to it. Time is relative. There is plenty of time to do what you need to do
Thanks for responding so quickly
great post, I’ll defiantly be back later to read more. I’ve gone hunting before with a bow and arrow and had a lot of fun. Archery has always been something I would be interested, just haven’t had the time. I have been fooling around with different incomes though and may have time soon so I can learn more and be an Olympic Archer(;Reply
thank you. I am glad you enjoyed reading my post.
I hope you will have more time soon to get back to archery. I wouldn’t want to miss it!
And good luck with becoming an Olympic Archer. 😉
Very interesting article, as I always thought it was better to keep one eye shut. i have no idea why I thought that. Maybe I saw it on tv or something. But now that I think about it, why would you want to reduce your sight by half if you don’t have to? Pretty silly really….Reply
Yes, that’s how it is mostly shown in movies.
No matter what you shoot, a bow, a crossbow or a gun, you should always keep your eyes open.
Just close one of your eyes and let someone hold something in front of you. Try to grab it. Most likely you will reach too short or too far. 😉
Great post Moritz and you recommended something that cost me several deer before I figured out what was happening. I didn’t know it but for some reason when I practiced shooting I always kept both eyes open but when I was aiming at a live target, for some reason, I would close one eye. This caused me to always select the wrong pin when estimating distance. It was so frustrating. Excellent advise.
I remember when I first started using a compound bow I just had a knot on the string as a guild vise peep sites. Just lined up the knot with the pin and it worked fine. Have you ever tried that? Not sure why I started using the peep site, guess just because everyone else was.Reply
Yes, sometimes it is weird how our shooting changes when we suddenly go out there and don’t aim at our usual targets anymore.
It’s good that you know now what went wrong! 🙂
Peep sights are very common when shooting a compound bow. Thanks for reminding me of that!
I will add it to my compound bow article.
Wow, how interesting subject this is!? I never tried archery cause I never had the opportunity, but I would like to.
I also like the idea of aiming with both eyes. I got the tear canal stopped so the sight in my right is little distorted. This means that I would still be able to do it with that condition. I hope I will have the chance to try it, some day.
Thanks for the great article!Reply
Welcome to my archery corner.
If you want to get started with archery, make sure to read my how to get started guide and my archery training.
I also recommend some great bows for beginners. Don’t miss out on this great compound bow for example.
Have a great day!
Very engaging site.
I didn’t know exactly how archers would aim at their targets. Learned something new today!
Are there archery competitions that skilled archers can enter?
I didn’t find a page on Archery Safety. Have you ever thought about adding an Archery Safety page?
Thanks for your great post about how to aim in archery.
thank you for your kind words.
There are many competitions archers can enter. Those range from local competitions over national to international competitions.
Archery is a part of the olympic games, too. So, depending on the skill, archers can join all sorts of competitions.
I have two posts about archery safety on my website.
Please check my posts What Kind Of Protective Archery Gear Do I Need? and Archery Safety Equipment to learn the most important aspects of archery safety.
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.
I have some family friends who recently tried archery as a family day out and they said it was honestly one of the most fun things they’ve ever done. I’ve always wanted to try it and I consider myself to be somewhat athletic and tend to be good at aiming, so I really need to get out and try some archery. Thanks for the inspiration!Reply
Sorry for my late reply but I didn’t have access to my computer for a few days.
I agree that archery is so much fun! You really should try it.
There are also quite a few heath benefits of archery!
Let me know when you have any question.
This is something I have always thought to be not such a difficult skill but you bring up a lot of points here that I wouldn’t have thought about myself. I tried to get into archery a couple years back and I wish I saw this article before I did so because it was way harder than I had previously thought. Thanks for the interesting read!Reply
I agree that archery often looks easier than it really is.
Especially when you are watching experienced archers.
Like with all other sports you need a lot of practice before you really master it.
Check out my archery training or my book The Bullseye Masterpiece to learn everything you need to know about how to shoot with a bow.
Hi Moritz – How To Aim In archery is a great piece of work. Its funny how when you see people who are proficient in anything – how easy they make it look, yet when you try its so difficult.Reply
My daughter is thinking about having a go at Archery, we’ve found a local club and just waiting for he to make the final decision.
I’ve bookmarked your site for future reference.