I'm to the age now that I may have to give up on a couple of them and go find a ranch that offers hunts on them. I am also toying with the idea of heading back north into Canada for the moose and goat hunts. Also a friend is working on a ranch in New Mexico on the Mexico border that does bison hunts for just a few more dollars than what I would pay in Utah so I may go that way for a bison and pay by the size of the animal. I don't put in for elk since I drew a Book Cliff tag back in 2001 and shot a nice 6x6 with a eye guard that went 343 points. I have also been on a dozen successful bison hunts in the Henry Mountains with others but with the point creep I doubt that I'll ever see that tag as a non-resident. The point creep for moose is about the same as with the bison. Then the goat and sheep tags are just pipe dreams that I have.
But you never know I could always get lucky a few years in a row.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...