kenn1320 wrote:Wow cant believe I missed this one.
Stan, so you set up on that buck hoping he would approach the water hole with the wind to his back? Do you typically hunt with that mindset?
100 wins, wow. Was this with a recurve, or compound, or both? Do you still shoot a recurve, even if just for fun?
Your 1-5 property analogy is spot on. Id rather that was 1 property, but thats coming from a state where we get 5 guys bow hunting every 40 acre chunk.
I also agree with your comment on time spent viewing deer while on stand. Your right if you dont get to see mature deer and how they move/act and screw up a bunch, you cant learn much.
I have actually killed quite a few bucks traveling with the wind at their back. The books may say mature bucks travel into the wind but that has not been my experience. The biggest buck I ever saw on the hoof came at me with the wind at his back. I think the books sometimes forget a buck has 3 acute senses and uses them all. You must first and foremost elude his sense of smell, if you set up downwind of where you expect him to be then he can't smell you especially if you know where he is coming from.
I have won tournaments with a recurve, and a compound. I no longer shoot a recurve, it takes so much more shooting to stay in physical form. I no longer have the desire to shoot like I once did.