We usually hunt unit 12 and 14. My hunting partner shot at a good 8 point opening morning missed. Muzzleloader miss fired only the cap went off ....the deer stayed around long enough for him to slip another cap on...... then when the rifle fired he was not ready for the shock.... think he shot under it.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....