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.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...