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    4-0 Bucks

    Well I went on a 3 day solo hunt last weekend. Saw a lot of legal bucks (15) and a couple of them were big 4 points. I put four separate stalks without releasing a single arrow. The weather was nasty, hail and rain most of the time. The wind was my worst enemy. Every time I thought I had figured it out and setup my stalk, I would get within 100 yards to find the wind on my neck and the bucks running up and over the nearest ridge. I tried everything I could, with no luck. One of my stalks on a nice 4 point and 3x4 took me 4 hours and when I finally got into position and they got up from their beds to feed the wind swirled and they were off. All this said it was a great experience and I learned a lot, AGAIN, from all the stalks. Just wished I had been able to seal the deal. Next time right?
    Just wanted to share my frustration.

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    It will happen just keep it up. Usually success comes once every ten encounters (or so it seems), so you're due! At least you are learning from each encounter.

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    With bow hunting comes the frustration. But with success comes the enlightened experience.
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    Sounds like a great hunt to me, twp1224!

    The "sealed deal" is coming, I'm sure.

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    thanks guys. I usually put down my bow and pick up the rifle now that archery season is over, but i think I going to stay at it through rifle season with my bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twp1224 View Post
    thanks guys. I usually put down my bow and pick up the rifle now that archery season is over, but i think I going to stay at it through rifle season with my bow.
    Good for you, that will make success that much sweeter. Good luck to you!!!
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    Sounds like a great! Im really thinking about using my bow through out rifle season as well. I put a stock on a really nice muley last night and got with in 20 yards and couldnt see him so I figured he was gone because the wind was at my back...so I just start walking around figuring my stock has ended and he jumps up 15 yards away from me and starts running lol I think thats the last time im gunna make that mistake.

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    I allways think of extending my season by bow hunting during gun season, but I have a real fear of being shot. Good luck.

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    I understand your frustration! The wind here swirls so bad.. It never fails I will get in close enough to get a shot and the wind will swirl and all I see are elk butts running away. ugh. I havent even began deer hunting yet. Not until tonight anyways. I hope you get something soon! Bowhunting can really be so frustrating but it is also the biggest high in the world if you ask me.

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    I think an archery mule deer hunt can be considered successful if you learn anything at all from the experience. Also enjoy every minute. I spent a week in Montana, without even drawing my bow back. Passed a few decent bucks early, and couldnt get in on a whopper later in the week, but think I learned plenty to make it all worth while. jon boy, I've made that mistake before, too. I wont ever do it again, I'm sure. That is a humbling experience.

 

 

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