What is your biggest hunting mistake that you feel someone else can learn from? I think I have learned more from my mistakes through the years than I have from anywhere else.
My biggest mistake was my second elk hunt ever. I was 16 years old. I took a shot at a young bull elk that I was sure missed. Minutes later I shot another elk out of the same heard. Friends came- we were excited. We packed out the elk I shot and never returned to the area. Months later I replayed the scene in my mind over and over. I had a feeling I had hit the first bull. When spring came, I returned to confirm what had been eating at me all winter. 100 yards from where I had shot I found the skeleton of the young bull... It was a hard lesson for me at the time but I promise I have never taken a shot that wasn't investigated since.