dan wrote:Sounds like your down because you bumped him? I take the opposite mindset. I get eyes on a buck and start to focus on him. I often bump my target buck before killing him. I start to break down the area and hop around till I get my chance. Seeing a shooter is a good thing, not bad...
So where does the idea come from that "once you bump are/busted by him, it'll be that much harder" ?
It does get harder to kill him when he knows he is being hunted. But, I gotta know he is there to kill him. I narrow down and focus on bucks once I got a bead on them rather than tossing a big net. I throw hunts at a lot of areas trying to get a bead on a shooter. narrowing down the area, the woods, the section, helps me. And there is a confidence about seeing a shooter that puts it in your head that your getting close.