I love being a part of outdoor related ministries, especially those that honor our heroes in the military. Earlier this month, I attended an event with Crosswater Outfitters, one of the organizations who serves the Warriors in Transition Brigade (WTB) on Fort Hood. We held an event on Belton Lake at BLORA and it was simply awesome. While I cover the spectrum of music and worship leader, boat deck hand, and even fish-cleaner, it is awesome to give back to those who who give so much of themselves to protect our freedoms. This was a family event so giving the whole family a weekend retreat was a nice added touch!
It amazes me how many hunters fail in the field due to simple preparation considerations before their outdoor adventure. One of the most important of these considerations is ammunition and broadheads, depending on whether gun hunting or bowhunting. Shoot to kill. Every time. This sounds like the most basic and trivial of advice but its true and I have heard of numerous unsuccessful shots because of basic fundamentals.
When preparing for hunting season or practicing during season between adventures in the field, use the ammo or broadheads you plan to hunt with. There should be no exceptions. If you are running low on supplies, get more. The worst thing you can do is use ammunition in a gun or a broadhead on and arrow in a bow that is different from your “recipe” for success. Most ammunition and many broadheads have a different point-of-impact (POI). Consistency is key here. Any deviation from that is a potential recipe for failure when everything counts the most. Most premium broadheads, such as my favorite, Grim Reaper Broadheads (http://www.grimreaperbroadheads.com/) come with a practice head. Many high quality mechanical and fixed-blade broadheads like Grim Reapers fly like field tips, making practicing with feild tips as most of use normally do very easy, but using the supplied practice head before showtime is still a good consideration to make.
Remember, as with most things in life, consistency is one major key to success. Practice with what you plan to use to kill your quarry. Shoot to kill.
I also cover this subject in a recent video I made this summer in preparation for hunting season.
Be safe and have fun out there!
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