Ah, OK. A few tips: One thing used to happen to me- I would shoot thousands of shots all summer, tourneys etc. Then if a buck came in on me I would get shaky and not be able to pull the weight I pull all day in non-hunting scenarios. So one piece of advice is maybe back your bow down 5# from where you practicing. Yes you may have to move your pins a bit but it's worth it. Second thing is, when you get in the stand, pull your bow back a few times, aim at a tree, a rock, or whatever. Get any kinks out. If a yearling or little buck that you have no intention of shooting comes in; go ahead and treat it like a hunting scenario. Draw back and aim near the deer if you're comfortable with that. Practice breathing while at full draw. Take the shot in your mind. Ease down when you can- it's good practice. In your hunting career you will almost certainly encounter a buck that hangs up in a bad spot or just out of range while you are at full draw, and it's good to have experience letting down without getting busted. If you can take a doe and a buck; take the first pre-pre rut doe that gives you an easy opportunity. It always helps to fill your freezer; takes the pressure off, gets 50 points for the team, and pops your cherry. It gets easier after that. If you do see a buck, once you decide he's a shooter -DO NOT- look at the headgear again. Just keep your eyes on his eyes and vitals. You can't shoot the horns and his horns can't see you move. Don't worry about them. Don't force a shot that isn't there. If a deer runs past too fast or doesnt give you an optimal shot, don't take it. There's plenty of deer in the woods and one is much more likely to come by after passing up a shot than if you have to spend the next 2 days tromping around looking for a poorly-hit deer. That to me is much easier said than done and is the single most common mistake new hunters make. Don't hunt for the contest. Hunt for you. The contest is just for fun. Always remember, it is OK to make a bad shot. It happens to all of us. It is not OK to take a bad shot.