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.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...