The waiting hurts more when you know the season is already open and other guys are already out there chasing them. Hopefully your water hole pays off quickly. It's been hot but it's sure rained a lot this year.
Weird thing about the area we hunt is for some reason we hardly ever see another bow hunter, and my partner did not draw so I know he is not up there...now rifle is a different story..almost like a sea of orange hats running around.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...