I got an antelope on my thrid seaon of bow hunting, but it was my first attempt at antelope. My passion is elk and have yet to take one with a bow, this will be my 5th season. I have had some real close encounters one bull at 25 yards but no shot.
Hopefully 1, this is my first year bow hunting, I've been hunting for bout 20 or so yrs, when I would rifle hunt i would stalk in as close as possible usally into 20 yrds or so, I think the transition to bow hunting will be smooth because of the way i hunted already. Just now I can hunt the animals in the rut
I have yet to take a whitetail with my bow. I havn't hunted them much during archery season and this year will be the first time I'm able to spend alot of time after them with my bow. I've gun hunted them alot but thats a different story.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...