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.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...