10 Mistakes Every Bowhunter Should Avoid (feature article)
I personaly dont and wont take a straight down shot. If you dont spine it .tracking can be real difficult.not to mention the probaility of a 1 lung hit.critters can go a looong way on 1 lung and sometimes survive.I wait till they pass my stand and im usually rewarded with a quartering away shot.Liv and learn.
Location: Currently Whitehall,NY but soon to be back to Whiting,Vt
I have a bow for the job
I have a bow for the job using my MAthews switchback using the 125 grain Grim Reaper ( love it ) and am guilty of not starting my shooting early enough. I should shoot more often to stay well focused, Only a month in advance. I'm guilty of another one of your mistakes as getting down to soon. LUckily I have not lost a deer by doing that but I know it's wrong, cant help it, I"m to excitable I guess, :) I gotta try not to do that. Those are all goood things to remember that you posted and I'm glad I read it.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...