Why You Should Use A Hunting Back Tension Release

Are you tired of setting up for a shot only to watch your pin wave back and forth past the bullseye? If so, the problem is called target panic. And you need to use a back tension release!

I know what you’re thinking: “But how would it help? I’m not tense.” It’s true, this technique won’t work for those who are already loose.

But if you tend to hold your breath when pulling back for the shot or keep your back tight throughout the duration of drawing and aiming, then a back tension release is exactly what you need.

This method involves attaching elastic bands to both ends of your bowstring and wearing them like suspenders. When you aim, the bands will pull against your shoulders like a back massage.

This helps prevent tension from building up in your shoulder muscles, which in turn makes for a more accurate shot.

What Are The Benefits Of A Back Tension Release?

bow hunter in tree stand

There are numerous benefits to using a back tension release. For one, it helps you relax and concentrate better.

If you’re relaxed, then you will avoid pulling the bowstring too early or shutting your eyes when setting for a shot. These mishaps commonly lead to premature releases and missed bullseyes. And fewer kills.

Using this method also increases your accuracy. The more relaxed you are, the less likely it is that any part of your body will move when taking that crucial shot.

As a result, you will be able to hold your aim better and more precisely.


The key to setting up for a shot is to relax and concentrate. These tips will help you do just that.

Written by Fred

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