I started my 12 year daughter applying this year. If she stays healthy and still has the desire, she should be able to hunt them in the next 20 years or so.
I have a friend who drew both goat and sheep this year in Colorado and it was his first year in the draw lottery. In Colorado you have have 3 preference points to get into the lottery for rams, goat and moose.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...