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.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...