Archery Form

Well now that I’ve got your attention, hey focus down here. Now that I have your attention, lets focus on the point of that shirt. Form is the most important thing in archery. So to improve your accuracy, it makes sense to improve your form.

When it comes to bowhunting, the devil is in the details. This is equally true when you drill down specifically into how to improve your accuracy when shooting a bow and arrow. This is a dense topic, so lets focus on one small thing you can do, that should immediately improve your results when shooting. That seems to be a win-win, right? You don’t have to read two pages of me rambling and you also get to immediately shoot more bulls. Let me clarify though, this one thing is not a one time deal. You must do this every single time you shoot your bow and do it in exactly the same way. Every time.

So what in the world am I talking about? I’m sure the title of this post didn’t give it away, so for those of you who haven’t caught on, I’m talking about your anchor point. An anchor point is where you draw your bow string back to and then anchor it there. This anchor point must be consistent. I mean this in the strongest possible way. If you want to be extremely accurate with your bow, you cannot just pull back to around your cheek area and then fire. Your anchor point must be a specific tiny area, that your bow string goes to EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Anchor points can vary and depending on your shooting style and preference, you may prefer a different anchor point than I. But the key is to pick one and then stick with it.

I would recommend anchoring your hand right under your cheek bone. Its an easy place to feel instictively and it seems to hold your knuckles just perfectly there. A secondary anchor that is very popular to use along with this, is to anchor the bow string itself right on the tip of your nose. This encourages once again a consistent drawing of the bow and it also helps align your eyes.

So next time you pick up your bow to practice, decide on a consistent anchor point. Practice over and over pulling back and anchoring in that one spot, over time it will become like second nature. This consistent form in the end will lead to tighter groups on your target and more dead deer on the ground.