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jnordwell
03-20-2012, 06:41 PM
I love shooting my bow. I am a member at the local range and yet I am scared to death to shoot in the 3d tourneys. What could help me get over this?? any tips? I guess it stems from not having a buddy to go with. Its like golfing with 3 strange dudes. kind of intimidating. dont want to be "that guy"
Thanks

gravedigger
03-20-2012, 06:45 PM
wish i could help but i dont like to be around to many people.when i go and kill foam deer(for fun not score)i will go with a friend but if ther are more the 5 people shooting when we show up i will turn around and go home,or go get a bite and come back to see if they left.

NuttyNative
03-20-2012, 07:07 PM
I love shooting my bow. I am a member at the local range and yet I am scared to death to shoot in the 3d tourneys. What could help me get over this?? any tips? I guess it stems from not having a buddy to go with. Its like golfing with 3 strange dudes. kind of intimidating. dont want to be "that guy"
Thanks

I was like that last year. The wife and my shootin buddys couldn't make it to a few shoots so I went solo. JUST GO you'll have a great time. Look for a friendly face (there are lots) and ask if you can join the group. Best thing I could have done. You get to meet most of the regulars, see others shoot ( what went right & what didn't), get great info, check out equipment without prying, and put a spankin on some :cool:.

SJunior
03-21-2012, 05:59 AM
No reason to be scared, just go to have fun.

TEN RING
03-21-2012, 06:01 AM
just go have fun

ElkSlayer
03-22-2012, 11:51 AM
go spend some time on the range perhaps you will meet a new buddy. I went to my 1st 3d shoot solo had a great time . best way to get over this fear of being "that Guy" is just go an be your self.. just have fun and shoot your bow never know you may be that guy that won

mdodraw29
03-22-2012, 01:37 PM
relax, if your nervous about these strangers you probably wont see them again anyhow. 3d is a great way to do off season practice. Just remember these other guys put their pants on one leg at a time just like you.

coastie hunter
03-22-2012, 04:35 PM
Just go and have fun if you are anything like me you will relate to the people on the 3d range more than any one else in this world.I love being around people that have the same interist and passions.no tree hugers no p.e.t.a. just a bunch of good people doing what they love it is a great sport and you will have alot of fun. you can also learn alot about shooting and hunting have fun.

jnordwell
03-22-2012, 06:00 PM
nothing wrong with peta..Im a member.
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bigredhunter00
03-22-2012, 06:10 PM
My first 3d shoot was nerve racking. Some how managed on the 3rd leg of a shoot took 8th place in mens bowhunters open. So much fun, didnt lose an arrow and i didnt miss the target so i was happy as hell. Just go and have fun, dont take it seriously its just a game.

minnie
03-23-2012, 03:09 PM
go and enjoy.
my partner and 2 older kids and i are all barebowers. the 4 of us often take a fifth person who needs a group, whether that person approaches us or we are asked by the organisers. having that 5th shooter also busts a family group and keeps us looking honest also. we have enjoyed shooting with enthusiastic beginners and experienced old hands, and have met some great people.

dzsmith
03-23-2012, 11:06 PM
wish i could help but i dont like to be around to many people.when i go and kill foam deer(for fun not score)i will go with a friend but if ther are more the 5 people shooting when we show up i will turn around and go home,or go get a bite and come back to see if they left.

i couldnt describe it any better, im the same way at my range, and then you have your range hogs who will stay forever. im a member at my range so sometimes i go late at night, and obviously you can only use the indoor range at night, and people come there just to hangout. i have been in there while there is a crowd at night, and people do yell and bully people into missing their targets. most of the guys their are either old timers or young punks,]. i just leave to remove myself from trouble, the last thing i want to do is get kicked out of the club for wiping the floor with some punk, which ive been known to do being a young punk myself

dzsmith
03-23-2012, 11:09 PM
i shot my first 3d a month ago, i was scared myself, but with a screwed up arrow rest that was causing fletching contact, and shooting targets with unknown distances i still shot a 180 on a 20 lane range, which is well above the average score of the shooters there based on their point system. believe it or not, you cant get over it until you try it. shoot in a group of strangers, even if you dont know them, it brings out your edge. you may just be a better archer than you think

bfisher
03-24-2012, 09:38 AM
Good advice by all. Just go and see if you can find a couple guys to shoot along with. You might find a couple to travel and shoiot with on a regular basis. Then you won't have to go solo so often. You have to get your feet wet sometime and there's no time like the present. The more you get around this the better you'll get and find that most will welcome a new shooter. Who knows? Maybe you'll meet a guy or two that;s in the same shoes you're in.

WildWilt15
04-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Go shoot have fun dont be nervous... you shoot a martin you already have a distinct advantage:cool:

droppixel
04-11-2012, 09:54 AM
getting excited, area club fires up their 3d this coming weekend and the following. more than likely going to have to hold out until the following :(

Mo0se
04-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Unfounded fear..there is no substitute for experiencing it. You are missing out on a lot of fun! Great practice!

CarlosII
04-11-2012, 03:13 PM
not sure what you're afraid of. i'm a lousy shot. that doesn't stop me from shooting 3d. i've never had anybody be anything but helpful and tolerant of my ineptitude.

the world is full of failures who were afraid to try...don't be a failure.

skidge
04-11-2012, 10:14 PM
Just let the other people u join up with shoot first. I find great amusement in shattering others arrows.:o

CarlosII
06-06-2012, 07:12 AM
i still go to some shoots solo. i've had the chance to shoot with some great folks by just showing up, including Gary Studt, a Martin pro shooter.