I agree. It would suck to try to sneek in on a bull with a bow just have someone shoot close by and spook the whole herd. I haven't looked at the ML regulations. Are ML hunters aloud to hunt all the same units as archers?
Yes archery and ML hunters hunt the same units during the season. I agree it would be nice if they changed the dates like Still Hunter said but until they do archery hunters need to deal with ML hunters during the 9 day ML season.
I do like ML hunting. Haven't done it for years. My question is do you prefer traditional style gun or the new styles with scopes and all the new high tech. You can definitely shoot much further with more accuracy with the new styles compared to 20 years ago. Personally to me it takes more of the challenge away. That being said I prefer a compound over a recurve.
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...