A High Country Archery Mule Deer Hunt | Burn Bucks PT 1 | Send It 2.0 EP02



Skill. Sometimes it’s used to compare two different styles.

Occasionally it’s utilized fairly. Occasionally it’s utilized in a defamatory way. It’s utilized by non-archers. “Oh, you do archery? Just how great are you at archery?

” “I’m … this good.” It’s utilized by archers … against various other archers. “This sort of archery takes much less skill than this sort of archery.” Ability. A word that most of us understand, but few of us can discuss.

And because of that, whenever we bring up the mention of “skill”, we always get into arguments because we come in with different understandings of what makes a person skilful. I’m here to lay down a definition and get you think about what skill means to you before you start applying it to other people.

What we often miss in our analysis of skill, however, is that skill must be measured. Skill should have some kind of metric.

It has to be measurable. A knowledgeable cook has the ability to make dishes that taste good. A competent musician is able to show creativity as well as complexity in their work. A knowledgeable musician is able to play pieces with flow as well as confidence. A knowledgeable teacher is able to provide brand-new web content in a clear as well as purposeful method.

So what is a proficient archer? A competent archer can strike their target.

That’s it. This is something that can be gauged– the regularity of their bullseyes, the size of their groupings, the factors on the scorecard. You might wonder about type.

Kind is a big part of archery. You can observe and also analyse an individual’s shot process or talk about the cleanliness of their release. Yet, archery is not an efficiency art. You can have the best form, yet if you can not hit your target, that suggests absolutely nothing. Skill at archery is merely your ability to hit the target.

That is all. If your definition of skill is different to what I stated, after that you are bringing something a lot more right into the picture– an individual viewpoint, a prejudiced point of view, an innate worth, a prejudice. And I’m mosting likely to refute some of these perceptions of skill. You could claim that a competent archer has to have the ability to fire a hefty draw weight. No, that just indicates that you are a stronger archer.

You could say that a proficient archer should have the ability to loose 3 arrows in 1.5 secs. No, that indicates you are a fast shooter. You may claim that a competent archer is able to use a selection of various bow types, walking and also on horseback, ambidextrously. If you can do that, then you are a versatile archer.

Their ability to hit the target, irrespective of what kind bow they are using, or what technique they use, is what defines their skill. A person practicing a particular form of archery might have additional parameters, and we may have to measure skill within these parameters, but that means that we can’t then take these measurements and apply them equally to a different set of parameters.

So currently we pertain to the centerpiece: the tradshooter facility, the perfectionists who believe that shooting naturally with a conventional barebow is the most expert form of archery.

I acknowledge and, to an extent, agree with the general perception that because this particular style of shooting is more difficult that it takes more skill. Considering that it is generally easier to shoot accurately with a compound bow, I would believe that you are certainly a more skilful archer.

Who is the more skilful archer? Can a traditional shooter really claim that they have more skill if they are attempting a task that has higher difficulty, but achieves a lower result?

Do I have less skill than you simply because I’m shooting a compound and you’re shooting a longbow, irrespective of what our scores were? And so we go back to our definition of skill: it is the person’s ability to hit the target.

Every archer will agree that it is the person, not the bow, that does the work.

We’re not putting our bows in shooting machines and counting the bullseyes. Some bow types will lose more energy in vibration.

Some materials are normally mosting likely to be much more irregular in differing conditions.

There is a reason why you never see barebow shooters at Olympic level. The bow type is legal in Olympic competition, but no barebow shooter– not even modern barebow – has ever shot the minimum qualifying score for an Olympic team.

So barebow shooters can’t constantly hit a target at long distance. Do we blame the archer, or do we fault the devices? How do we know that a barebow shooter’s score was the result of target panic or fluctuating temperatures? How many points were lost as a direct result of the limitations of the arrows and bows used? If you are truly going to measure skill, then you have to logically take equipment of the equation.

Let there be no differences in equipment. Let’s make everyone shoot at 15m with Genesis bows. Standardised distance, standardised bows. No one is disadvantaged or advantaged. May the best archer win.

But let’s go further. Since forever, traditional bows have been touted as requiring the most skill to use. One can argue that compound bows demand the most skill. Why? Because of the same argument that it used against compound bows.

They’ve got stabilisers and sights and cams. If the compound bow is engineered to do all the work– that means that every mistake must be the fault of the archer.

It is up to the archer to execute the perfect shot every single time.

Is that not the perfect definition of “skill”? And truly, if compound bows remove all skill from archery– why do we still see a score gap even at the highest levels?

If you got out of compound because it felt boring and you really enjoy instinctive barebow, have you considered that it isn’t really “skill”, but “thrill”? Does the thought that the arrow might hit the target– and it might not– excite you?

It isn’t just the simplicity or the naturalness of barebow. You’re really a thrill-seeker who thrives on having some control, but not complete control, over what happens with your shot.

Because now you’ve realised the true meaning of the archer’s paradox– that you want to achieve the perfect shot, but you’ve forfeited your ability to do so. But you love the feeling of getting as close as you can. That is our “Skill Spectrum”– from crossbows and compound bows to Olympic recurve to traditional.

And even in traditional, we see the “skill difference” between barebow shooters who stringwalk and instinctive shooters who ban all aiming methods in competition. The reality is that this spectrum isn’t about what how much skill is required, but the relationship between the bow and its user.

For recurves– Olympic or traditional– just because you execute a flawless shot process doesn’t mean the arrow is guaranteed to find its mark. How good you are at controlling what you can is the mark of a skilled archer.

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Aaron and Tyler head for public lands to pursue high country mule deer with their bows. The two decide to focus on one heavily burned area in search of two mature bucks. Be sure to watch Burn Bucks all the way to the end to enter our next giveaway!

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Aaron and Tyler head for public lands to pursue high country mule deer with their bows. The two decide to focus on one heavily burned area in search of two mature bucks. Be sure to watch Burn Bucks all the way to the end to enter our next giveaway!

Be sure to like this video, subscribe to the channel, and leave a comment on your favorite part!

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THE GRIND PODCAST
EPISODE 025: Behind the Scenes Discussion of Aaron & Tyler’s High Country Archery Hunt “Burn Bucks” PT 1
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๐Ÿ‘‰ Listen Here: https://bit.ly/3JfskJw

Erik’s Favorite Meat Stick: https://bit.ly/3mgSba5

Gear We Use
Leupold Performance Eyewear: https://bit.ly/3skfdAG
Bino Harness: https://bit.ly/3p4i6DF
Snap Release Bow Cover: https://bit.ly/3IVfXSZ
Snap Release Rifle Cover: https://bit.ly/3F7GD0t
10% OFF GOAT KNIVES: https://bit.ly/30B3t1h
20% OFF BASEMAP PRO: http://bit.ly/MFBaseMap
30% OFF RimRok Trekking Poles: https://bit.ly/3e0tYR5
30% OFF RimRok Stalkers: https://bit.ly/32aNLuf

BOW SETUP:
Mathews V3 27″
Easton Axis 5mm
Hamskea Trinity Rest
HHA Tetra 4 Pin Slider
8″ HHA Tetra Front Stabilizer
SEVR 1.5 Titanium 100 Grain

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