Actual Distance Judging Exercise
- Ask a companion to set out life-size, 3-D models of game animals in 5 to 10 spots between 5 and 50 yards from a single observation point and to measure the actual distance to each model.
- Stand at the observation point, and estimate the distances to the models; then compare your answers to the actual distances. The difference between your estimate and the actual distance is your score for that target. Total your score for all targets.
- Add up the total actual yardage to the targets, and divide your total score by the total actual yardage.
- Subtract the result from 100% to find the percentage you estimated correctly. Most beginners do not score above 75%. Your goal is to practice this method or use other estimation methods to increase your accuracy to more than 90%.
|Your Estimate||Actual Measure||Score|
|36/180 = 0.20 or 20% or percentage missed; 100% - 20% = 80%|