Bowhunters: Prepare now for antlered payoff

Preseason 3-D archery tournaments and backyard practice can help bowhunters seal the deal this fall in the woods.

Updated: June 10, 2005, 3:54 PM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | ESPNOutdoors.com associate editor — June 10, 2005

In my study, sitting inches from where these words are being written, is a clipped advertisement from a national bow manufacturer.

In the photo, a camo-clad bowhunter kneels at full draw in the woods, his broadhead-tipped arrow aimed at an unseen big-game animal as the sight pin settles in on the exact aiming point.

Next to the kneeling archer is this timeless piece of hunting advice:

When the moment of truth arrives, the time for preparation has passed.

How true it is.

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