The Archery Shooters Association circuit concluded on Sunday in Metropolis, IL with Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment shooters Emily McCarthy, Garrett Ayersman and Tommy Gomez topping podiums and earning Shooter of the Year runner up distinctions.
Being consistently accurate is what all bowhunters, target archers and recreational shooters desire. Unfortunately, most believe it is related to their equipment when they are struggling. And it’s just a guess but I’d venture to say that 95% of all upgrades in purchases of equipment are driven by the mentality of “it will make me better.”
Buying accuracy is something that is legitimate; you can purchase better equipment and shoot better scores by becoming more accurate. But I think the question that really needs to be asked first is: “am I as accurate with my current equipment as possible?”
Most of the time that answer is NO!
But, would you use another piece of equipment more consistently which will bring more accuracy?
Soul searching is always a good thing, and being completely honest with ourselves is sometimes really hard to do. Or it could be that we aren’t even sure what being completely honest with ourselves is even about when it comes to archery. From this point I could go in a number of directions with this article but I want to focus in on one area: Target Panic!
Target panic to me, is a mental issue that is just a fear of failure. It basically is just the inability to put your sight pin on the target and execute a shot without anticipation of missing. Some people start shooting a bow with target panic and some archers develop it over time - either way, it's extremely common and most archers will face it at one time or another.
He has more than 35 national wins under his belt with a bowhunting career to match - so you can bet Elite Archery's Chance Beaubouef has seen it all, including target panic. We asked Chance to weigh in on the topic and share what he thinks is the root cause of this all-too-common problem, and more importantly: how to solve it.
The second stage of the Hyundai Archery World Cup concluded in Shanghai over the weekend with Scott Archery’s Braden Gellenthien and the United States compound team dominating the field.
Warm temperatures, rolling hills, three days and 70 targets. That’s what over 1,500 archers come to expect each year at the Western Classic Trail Shoot in Redding, California, where this year, Scott Archery’s Domagoj Buden shot his way to victory.
The first stage of the World Cup concluded in Medellin, Colombia with hardware being added to Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment shooter, Braden Gellenthien and JP Boulch’s mantles, while thousands of miles away Jacob Marlow and Emily McCarthy competed to podium finishes at the third Archery Shooters Association tournament of the year in Paris, Texas.
The second Archery Shooters Association (ASA) tournament of the year concluded Sunday at the Uchee Creek Army Campground in Fort Benning, AL, with three Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment shooters taking top spots on the podium, and many more finishing in the top ten of their respective professional classes.
Foley, Alabama hosted the kickoff Archery Shooters Association (ASA) event of the year where Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment pro shooters Justin Hannah, Emily McCarthy and Tommy Gomez impressed with podium finishes.
The world’s most decorated archer, Braden Gellenthien, added more hardware to his collection over the weekend at the fourth stage of the Indoor Archery World Series that took place in Nimes, France, with a commanding performance and gold medal finish.