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.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...