...and counting and I will be chasing antelope with my bow.....went out shooting the other day and I have a bow problem...funny rattle coming from the top cam.....hopefully nothing to major.....going to shop Friday to have checked out.
Good luck with your hunt, it's getting closer and closer for all of us now. It's only 8 weeks till I head to Wyoming for my first big game hunt of the year but as usual I will be hunting the easy way and using a rifle. I admire you guys that are upping the chalenge and using a bow. Hopefully there are no serious problems with your bow this close to the start of things. At least you still have a little time to get it worked out.
The fall hunting season is definitely getting closer. Having archery tags for antelope and deer definitely help it get here quicker. I know I could probably use more than 5 weeks to practice, but I am still anxious for those seasons to open! Then, after archery deer season closes, only 3 more weeks till 1st rifle season for elk!
Goosehunter, good luck with your top cam. Hopefully it is nothing.
Antelope with a bow has to be one of the most challenging hunts I could imagine! Best of luck to you, it should be a blast. Those things can see a mile, run faster than anything else on our continent, so I can't imagine trying to get into bow range.
Hopefully a nice one will get a little thirsty and walk into bow range for you.
It gets pretty fun when you have a dozen or so at a water hole getting a drink and you are trying to focus on one to shoot. Really get the blood pressure up in a hurry. I have taken two antelope with a bow and as of yet nopthing really beats the adreniline rush. I know that when I finally get to let an arrow fly at a legal elk I am sure that will be pretty exciting also!!
My bow is still at the shop I have a major malfuintion with the rest...they are gonna try and fix if not the manufacture is gonna send a new one ASAP!! better hurry still need to get some more range time in!
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...