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The rhythms of my archery do not follow the various hunting seasons. Rather, these rhythms are more locally centered. Depending on visitors and weather, my practice changes. July/August seems to be the months when it gets really hot and lots of visitors visit. Archery became a tad inconvenient, so I laid off. A couple weeks ago I got back in.

Now, I'd been becoming bored with the compound bow. After all this time, it's quite easy for me to operate it and be quite accurate with it. I shoot holding it in my right hand. I shoot the recurve by holding it in my left hand. The compound had become less than challenging, so I thought I'd just lay it down and stay with the recurve. Because I was driven to use both hands, both sides, through a search for balance of exercise in my body, I figured I'd just draw and relax the recurve holding it in my right. I suppose that would have worked.

I realized, though, that I'd developed a rather specialized skill set for that compound. I reasoned it would be non optimal to let those skills seep away into history. So yesterday I added the compound back into my routine. I'm still shooting at half distance. There are two reasons. One is I don't want to miss the bag. :crazy: And the second is shade--there's a really nice shady spot there.

At such a close distance my groups are good, so I've been exclusively using aluminum arrows. I have like five that I haven't wrecked yet, left over from back in the day, so I shoot them then go get them and shoot again for 10 on each side. I figure at this close distance--about 13 or 14 yards--sooner or later I'll wreck one. So I'm keeping my carbons for the longer range. I figure a couple more weeks and I'll go back to the steps. I still have too many people inside for me to shoot that long one from the living room. But I'm waiting for the time.

Keep shooting.

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