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.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...