This year it makes it 10 years. Not that I couldn't have killed a deer but chose not too in most cases. Some years losing hunting area, some years my health, or work taking me away from it. I also backed off once my children came of age to hunt. With the youngest starting college, work slowing down and my health improving I hope to change that next fall.
6 years for me. I've missed two doe since then, shot one in archery this year but couldn't find her. This is the first year I've tried hard and put time in since I stopped doing drives with family 6 years ago.