Why? 'cause it's the weapon of choice that will give me the more shot opportunities in the widest range of conditions throughout the entire season. With a dwindling deer herd and limited hunting opportunities, I have opted for efficiency over quality of the hunt.
New-Brunswick simply doesn't have the amount of deer and the quality of whitetails to make a purist out of me yet when it comes to hunting. Now fishing, that's an entirely different matter lol! Save a worms life, fly fish!
I dont have to shoot a deer to enjoy hunting, And im not saying you do either, but I enjoy myself best when I have a bow in a hand and knowing that I could have a chance to arrow something..
Some will say you will feel stupid if ya see a big buck 100 yards away. But to tell ya the truth, I wouldnt at all, I would be even more pumped up that I got within 100 yards of a big buck. But 90 percent of my hunting I do now, I try to get in the woods, where I can only sohot at a deer if it was under 40 yards anyways, gun or bow, that way there I dont feel like I missed an oportunity at a deer out of bow range.
If it were a case of a dwindling or suffering herd ....
I'd have to take just a camera for a couple years to help the herd rebound before it was too late or too far gone.
As nbduckhunter said...."I dont have to shoot a deer to enjoy hunting,"
If I had to have a deer for food it would be a rifle and be more like "work" than "hunting"...a whole differant scenario.
If I had to choose one to hunt with to get the most enjoyment only....bow...so that gets my vote.
Don't quote me out of context guys, re-read the poll question and give an honest answer lol!
I cannot argue that the purity of a text book bow kill is hard to surpass as an all-time hunting achievement for any hunter, that being said, strictly answering to the poll, I'll stick with my thrusty 300WSM to down game ...
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