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Shooting in the zone

What moves people to target shoot is the quest for perfection.

Updated: July 6, 2006, 4:36 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author of "In Defense of Hunting"

Vision without action is daydreaming. Action without vision is a nightmare.— Old Chinese proverb

Taped on my computer is a quarter-size orange dot that used to sit in the middle of an archery target bull's-eye. In the dead center of the dot is a 3/8" hole that was made by an arrow.

I enjoying shooting almost anything, but my real love is traditional archery. I am an instinctive shooter; no sights whatsoever. I prefer a 30-year-old recurve bow and Port Orford cedar-shafted ...

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