well opening morning had me within 15 yards of a 26 inch wide 5 by 6 staring at my wobbling gun barrel and my exhaled breath he lowerd his head behind some sage so i pivioted for a shot busted by does he wandered off a hundred fifty yards or so into my brother in laws bullet the next morning my other hunting buddy shot a 24 inch wide 23 inch tall 3 by 4 the next 2 days had me only seeing cows and bulls . Starting to fell that it wasnt gona happen my pards
got up early with me and took me back out they dropped me off and i climbed up a hog back to wait for the sun . After about an hour of watching a doe watch me i noticed my brother in law walking and glassing 350 to 400 yards west of me . i had 2 smaller bucks below me in some junipers snorting but could never see them so i looked up to see my brother in law and instead saw this guy about 175 yards away i forgot my binos in the car all i new when i pulled the trigger was he was legal What a suprise
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...