These are good articles, and good to review, even if you have taken many animals in your lifetime. The second deer that I shot, I shot it poorly (not because of bad shot choice, but because of poor execution, which I guess means I probably should not have taken the shot... ) . From that experience, I know that it is something I never want to experience again. Thanks for sharing.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...