ORIGINAL: charlie 01
Practice and being proficient with your bow and equipment is what its all about.
I don't agree. Practice and proficiency with equipment alone are not enough. Good decision making, patience and self-control are as important if not more to me.
Yes, Joe, those points are important. But I still believe being proficient with your bow and equipment is where you start. Good decisions, patience, and self control should come with hunting experience. When I first started hunting with recurves, it was a common statement, that if you could not put an arrow in a 10" circle at 20yds, you did not belong in the woods hunting deer. And that was instinctive shooting. One had to practice a lot to keep your "eye". In those early years my goal, and I'm sure as with many others, was to just be able to hit a deer to get that first one under your belt. Patience, good decisions, and self control soon followed. I can still remember those first few attempts, being so filled with excitement, and trying to hold that bow from jumping around. Wow, It's been a long and still learnng experience.