I am always trying to learn more and definitely found some good tips that I am going to keep in my arsenal. At the same time if you worry about every little thing it takes the fun out of it. Some of these guys do nothing but hunt and while I admire that I don’t have that kind of time in my life to devote every second to it. It’s just not practical for me. I scout a handful of times between March and October just looking for new area. Then I scout during the season between morning and evening sits and on Sundays.Great story Steelhead, thanks for taking the time to write it up.
As to your ruminations on the experts and such; Many, many moons ago I was still trying to kill my first archery deer, trying everything and getting frustrated. My first wife at that time, who knew nothing about hunting, after listing to my tale of woe after a hunt one evening, said something that changed my attitude. She simply said "Maybe you're trying too hard". She was right. After that I just relaxed and enjoyed the hunt and success started coming my way.
BTW, your run and gun technique, in-season scouting and setting up on fresh sign, has put more archery deer in my freezer than any other technique over the years. Results speak for themselves brother, you are doing it right. :smile2: