Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
It’s called buck fever, but in reality it’s simple fear of failure.
We see a big buck and immediately our conscious mind begins to categorize everything that could possibly go wrong. We are filled with doubt. We think about shots we’ve missed in the past. Our mind replays those misses and we miss again.
The most effective way to fight buck fever is to spend hours practicing on the range. Practice builds both confidence and muscle memory.
When a shop presents itself, don’t think about shots you missed. Focus your thoughts on the shots you have made. You’ll be amazed at the results.