6 deer on 1 tag? Holy cannoli! I grew up hunting in North Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota... 1 tag, 1 deer... always gender specific.
Like several others, I grew up hunting with family in ND. They'd sit up on the ridges and send me down at 6 years old to go trapsing through the undergrowth to move deer forward. Typical deer drives in the badlands of ND.
I shot a .22, my BB gun (can't beat the price of that ammo!), and my bow for hours on end out at my Dad's place. I shot entirely free hand without sights or any of the fancy gear on a bow picked up at a local pawn shop. My Dad had more of the high end stuff. Was always funny though, he could put 12 arrows in a 3" circle... of course that meant if he missed with #1, numbers 2 through 12 were going to as well. I would hit a 1 foot paper plate from anywhere but I would hit it everywhere
As for bow hunting, only went once. It was a good experience but I prefer the active stalking with a rifle to the sit and wait game of a bow. Some family issues caused me to give up all hunting since then. Hope to get back into it now that I'm back in the "west" in Utah. I'm thinking chasing Elk around with a bow sounds like a lot of fun :) The better weather and longer season are both appealing too!
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...