What what it that got you interested in bow hunting?
NLaferriere said:Archery is like the Fly Fishing of the hunting world. I'm an avid fly fisherman so it was an easy choice.
I like both sports because it's just you out in nature. It's much more personal and challenging. Success really lies on your shoulders and the decisions and preparations you made before heading out.
Even having a couple does walk under your stand and have no idea you're there is so cool! You truly get to see some awesome things when you're just part of the tree bark! :recon:
Last year I had a Great Gray Owl sitting in the tree next to me. Just sat and stared at me for about 5 minutes before it flew off. Was WAY cool! I also got swooped on by a Great-horned Owl when I was ground hunting on the edge of a soybean field. lol. He landed about 30 yards away and I wanted him to look at me so I rustled my hand in the grass. He looked and swooped! I had to duck into the tall grass! lol. You definitely don't get to experience that when you're "pushing bush"!
I've had an owl next to me too, and under the stand I've had skunks, coyotes, bears, deer obviously, dogs, even horseback riders and people out for a walk that were clueless to my presence. It is pretty cool to be "invisible" when bow hunting.
clawj said:I've had an owl next to me too, and under the stand I've had skunks, coyotes, bears, deer obviously, dogs, even horseback riders and people out for a walk that were clueless to my presence.
Lol but I've loved pretty much every minute of elk hunting, it's taught me a lot and most deer hunters never get to see, do and hear the stuff we have experienced. I'm pretty grateful that arsehole introduced me to elk hunting, it's been tough but a lot of fun. I think this will be the year!! I've got some great hunting and fishing buddies that's for suresuperdave450 said:@clawJ.....and then some a%$hole introduced you to elk hunting and there goes the remaining 2 weeks of "vacation".
Not really concerned about horns, I hunt for the meat most importantly. Horns would be a bonus but I'm more than happy to put my tag on a cow or spike any day. Just my personal philosophy.Riggs said:Here's hoping you take at least a mature 5 X 5. ictures: :archery: