Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
Don't give up
It’s always nice to visually confirm what your trail camera tells you. I went off of word of mouth that one of my big trail cam bucks was killed before I got to see him in the wild. Because of what I heard I didn’t go hunting in that area for him. I was upset with myself for not confirming the kill visually because the next spring just before they shed their antlers I found him and got some awesome film footage. Good luck tracking your buck down during season.
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...