Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
The first one is the hardest
Once you get the first one out of the way they start dropping like flies. It took me until my 3rd year of hunting with a bow to knock one down. Since then I have taken 5 elk, 5 muleys, 2 coues deer, a javelina and countless rabbits, grouse and other small game.
funny you should write, "Once you get the first one out of the way they start dropping like flies. " because this exactly the conclusion I came to last year when I took a small seven point buck. I posted the story on here just recently.
I just decided that I had to get one under my belt and then I could be more confident and selective in getting a larger whitetail. So, I hope your advice and my thinking is right. we will see this year.
My first bow kill was a Canadian black bear. My second was a wild hog and then I didn't kill anything for a while until I got a whitetail buck recently. I hunted a lot with the bow but just not successful or later too selective.
My next animal,, besides a whitetail this year hopefully, will be a pronghorn antelope.
I have a friend who loves to use deer feeders that will hold like 5- 40 pound bags of feed or corn, and wants help hauling them deep into the woods where he has amazingly located the perfect spot for this 30 pound battery operated tripod that will only be there for a couple of weeks each year. My suggestion to him was to build some kind of light weight gravity feeder that could be strapped to a tree or a fence post if permenant, and this is what we came up with. I am...