I can't help but wonder, what non-hunting, boneheaded, genious at the DNR made the command decision to put the "Special 4 Day Gun Hunt" right smack dab in the middle of the PRIME TIME part of the Bow Hunting season. Why coudn't they have put it at the begining of the Bow Hunt or just added 4 days at the end of the regular gun hunt.
Bow Hunting is like a religion to the true dedicated Bow Hunters. It just doesn't seem right, especially when Bow Hunters have been scouting, patterning and reconing the movements of deer in their woods for months.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...