Making Range Shooting More Fun

Melissa Bachman |

Now that hunting season is in full force around the country, I’m sure there have been a few people out there who’ve realized that they should have put in a little more time in at the range during the offseason.

Practice is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you have a successful hunt. You put in time scouting, hanging stands, and sitting on stand or hunting so why not do everything possible on the range before hand to ensure your gun is shooting well and you are completely comfortable with your setup?

Many people believe practice is boring, but it doesn’t have to be! This summer when getting ready for my upcoming fall hunts, I decided to change things up a bit at the range and have a little fun! I did an entire day worth of shooting and had a blast…plus got in some valuable practice. You don’t have to shoot fruit to get in practice of course, but try and think outside the box a wee bit. Find things to make your time at the range more fun, and you will quickly notice the benefits. It could be having shooting competitions with your friends, getting crazy zombie targets, or in my instance shooting fruit in slow motion. Whatever you choose…the most important thing is the fact that you’re shooting your gun and getting in some valuable range time.