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Gives you the hardest time? We all know there’s a center but some 3-D’s gives us the most difficult times. Is it that darn standing bear or maybe the strutting turkey? I always hear about these 2 animals.
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The Velociraptor gave me fits when is in the 30 yards area - thin body and I was not used to it. 
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Haven't shot any for a couple years, but seems like the ALLIGATOR used to be a problem. Used to like to hit low, but at least it was easy to find my arrow! Must have been afraid of shooting over the "low life"?
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ocala56.jpgTBOF  The Canyons [biggrin]

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Haven't shot any for a couple years, but seems like the ALLIGATOR used to be a problem. Used to like to hit low, but at least it was easy to find my arrow! Must have been afraid of shooting over the "low life"?


Oh yeah, I’ve heard people cussing the gator.

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Any animal can become a nuisance, you just need the right setup for it. 
This is one of the targets from one of the last year's 3D competitions - downhill, 22 yards on the lake. 

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Deno and Draven, those are down right cruel. We have one club that sets up a deer usually like that shore shot. Lucky for us when the pond dries up we can retrieve our arrows. 
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St one shoot last year the club set up a deer and cougar across a small creek. But it was August and 2 kids were playing in the water. I gave them a dollar for retrieving my arrows. they were doing it for free but did it anyway. The club was selling can drinks for 60 cents so they could have gotten a drink a piece.
One year I was going bear hunting and every bear target gave me fits.

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Deno and Draven, those are down right cruel. We have one club that sets up a deer usually like that shore shot. Lucky for us when the pond dries up we can retrieve our arrows. 


It is just an impression. From 16 "trad" shooting that course, just one arrow ended in the water in two days of competition - that particular target was on for both days. This is the moment when an aiming method is required unless you've shot that course many times and use "instinctive".

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All of them!  Frank
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The rising boar. I always hit it high.

Draven ask Chuck about wear to hit those raptors he used to hunt them😂

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Turkey hen or anything set up in front of water like that gator.
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Lol Jack 😂😂😂
Were Chuck’s footprints then next to T-Rex fossils. I am wondering what draw weight he used for the bow in those times.

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The large white goat.
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It’s different ones for me, depending on the day!!!! I’ve had practically every 3D target there is be my “problem” target at any given tournament.

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it's those damn hen turkeys for me, I'll be doing great on the course then come across a standing turkey and as sure as anything I'll either hit low,have a deflected shot, or miss it completely
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Turkey hen also. They should be outlawed. :)
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Definitely the standing bear for me. I’d be embarrassed if I’d kept count of the number of times I’ve shot that thing in the elbow or the wiener zone.
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CTAS had a standing bear on an outcrop point....oh about 9,500 feet elevation. Miss, and your arrow will be well below you.
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I think for me it's the turkeys.
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For some reason, these are the toughest ones for me  [crazy]

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This is only my uninformed opinion. If you look at most of the big game targets, the main body of the animal seems to make a normal rectangle. Look at deer, bear, hog, etc. To our brain, this looks right and all is well when setting up the shot. An exception, at least for me, is the alligator, whose shape is a long low rectangle that looks odd, and I shoot it poorly. Small game targets and birds don't have any "regular" shape that my brain relates to, so I have difficulty with them. Overall, turkeys are my downfall. Or maybe all this is just an excuse for not being a good shot, and I have to blame it on something.


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That skinny hen turkey.
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I shot a course several years ago that had a standing, Polar Bear target... but it was only three feet tall. It was set up down range from two staggered trees that you had to shoot between. If your bow and arrows weren't tuned just right or you had too much flex in your arrow there was no way to make the shot. You would always hit one tree or the other. I was still shooting mostly wood arrows back then and broke a dozen over the course of a weekend trying to hit that target.

We started calling it "The Deadly Polar-chuck".

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