TARGET PANIC simply is when an archer is jerking at each and every shot. It?s an anticipation of the shot and a premature release. Looking it up I found this. There is a premature release - or the strong desire for a premature release - of the arrow.
My advice is just go to full draw on a target and don't release the string but let down. Practice holding and concentrating your focus on the target at full draw then count up to what ever number until you have to let down from fatigue. See if you can increase your count by increasing your holding time while you're concentrating on your target. Let done and wait and breath deep all the while don't stare at your target. Do this several times before releasing an arrow. Then practice squeezing the trigger at full draw up close like five feet with your eyes closed to get the feel of that type of release in your mind. Maybe do this exercise five times before you get back to shooting regularly. Target panic comes and goes with most of us but changing up your routine and your focus does help.
Edited by Rowdy Yates, 26 May 2006 - 03:35 PM.