To kick things off, Nicole talks about the over emphasis that is often times placed on draw weight when hunting with archery equipment. Nicole tells Jim and I that with advanced technology and great equipment, the heaviest of draw weights aren’t necessary to kill an animal anymore. Reasonable draw weights make archery participation more inclusive for all. Nicole says that when getting someone started in archery, it’s really important that you choose the equipment that is appropriate for them. More specifically, she’ll touch on the way that bows in shorter frames and lighter draw weights are helping kids get into the sport. Once you have a bow that fits you, it’s all about practice. It doesn’t matter how much weight you can pull and how fast you can send that arrow down range, if you aren’t accurate. Nicole highlights the importance of frequent practice in order to train your bow muscles and become more precise. Your shooting form is important, and she’ll explain how cold muscles can affect your ability to draw flawlessly on cold sits in the late season. In addition, she’ll highlight how important it is to understand the anatomy of the animal you are pursuing and know where the vitals are in order to make a good shot.
Sticking around for a two-part interview, Nicole rejoins us to talk about the all-new DrivenHunter.com. The Reeve’s have revamped their brand - a new logo, new website, new YouTube channel and tons of new content that hasn’t been seen before. Nicole says that there is only so much you can put into a 30-minute television episode and a tremendous amount of information and footage gets left behind. Now, they will be able to take a lot of that content and share it with viewers and give them the opportunity to watch and learn. One of those new elements is “Driven in the Kitchen”. Nicole says that she was raised hunting and eating wild game and has always found the kitchen to be where people come together to bond and make memories. The “Driven in the Kitchen” videos showcase her passion for cooking and preparing the food that they hunt, tag and bring home from the field. She’ll also highlight “Pat’s Tips in the Field”, short video tips that are season specific that highlight how-to’s like creating watering holes, planting food plots, summer trail camera strategies and more!
Check out www.DrivenHunter.com and see all the new things Pat and Nicole Reeve have happening. And watch “Driven with Pat and Nicole” on Outdoor Channel, Tuesdays at 9:30 pm ET.
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