Watch Cameron Hanes break an archery world record by breaking a balloon at 237 yards.
Long range practice is an effective addition to any bowhunter’s practice regimen.
Although you should not attempt to kill animals at 237 yards with a bow, the form and focus required to hit a balloon at that distance will make you more efficient at hunting ranges.
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A good rule of thumb is to practice at twice the distance you plan to shoot in the field. For example if you can consistently hit the vitals on a 3D deer at 80 yards, you should be able to shoot confidently to 40 yards while hunting.
Cameron Hanes is an exceptional archer and most people will never be able to make a shot like this, but hunters can increase their chances of success by practicing often and using solid shooting form.