I tried it for a year or two and gave up. Missed a real nice buck (shot over his back) and lost a doe who turned at the sound of the string being released (my arrow hit her butt). I HATE wounding game that I don't recover and that ebded my bow hunting. I just decided that it wasn't for me.
Maybe I'll try it again someday but not any time soon. Conside rit all the more bow hunting opportunity for you guys. When I gave up bow hunting I started chasing waterfowl instead and man do I ever enjoy that more. There is just something more satisfying about watching birds rain down in front of your shotgun than in watching a deer run away from my clumbsy attempts with a pointy stick and string.
Good luck out there! If you stick with it, you will get one sooner or later whether it is this year or next!
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...