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  • Poor follow-through
  • Inconsistent anchor point
  • Poor release, such as jerking on the string, flinching, or twitching, often caused by "target panic" or "buck fever"
  • Tight finger grip on the string
  • Muscle fatigue from holding and drawing, or tension from nervousness
  • Over-gripping, squeezing, or jerking the bow grip
  • Bending the arm of the bow hand
  • Seeing the wrong sight picture
  • Lack of focus on the sight picture
Bowhunter practicing