- Join an archery league. It seems simple, but the competitive aspect involved will force you to shoot better. Besides, there's nothing better than hanging out with your friends and shooting a few arrows—plus, you get out of the house.
- Visit an alternate indoor or outdoor archery range. Head across town … or even to the next county. The change of scenery will get you out of your normal surroundings and out of your routines.
- Find a local 3-D shoot and sign up. Not only are they fun, but they challenge you with more realistic shots. Read Thomas Allen's post "3-D: Competition? Practice? Or Both ?" for more ways to make a 3-D shoot even better.
- Go bowfishing—yes, it'll work better if you have a boat and bright lights to illuminate the water at night, but it can be done from shore with waders and flooded vegetation. I guarantee you'll have fun doing it. See how NAH-TV Host Mark Kayser relates it to whitetail hunting in this short video clip .
- Set up a portable treestand in your backyard and shoot from it. Every time you head out to practice, set your target in a new location. The trick here is to not "walk off" a specific distance—range your target once you're in your stand and make the shot. You can make it even more fun by having a buddy move the target for you with each shot. Don't have trees in your back yard, no problem—shoot from your deck or another elevated position.
Now, get out and practice … September is only a few months away!