Heres an honest question, not judging anyone.I don’t think your post is pretentious at all but I will offer a different perspective. A lot of guys hunt in places where even if you take a lot of vacations days it’s still very challenging to get a legal buck in bow range.I passed 3 or 4 legal ones last year but also hunted more than I ever had in my life. Close to a month of vacation. Some guys only get a week or just a handful of days and during that time they have some hunts where they can’t even see a doe.
Why would a person hunt an area where they might not see a doe in a week of hunting? I don't get that.
I'm all for challenging yourself. But like a guy hunting pa looking for a 170" buck or nothing, in 99% of the state you're simply wasting good time. Personally, I'm not wasting time hunting where the odds of getting an opportunity are slim, whether we are talking about a trophy buck or simply a legal one.