Like the name!
I'm 42 and have hunted ever since I could tag along with my dad. I started bowhunting when I was 19 and shot a doe the first year which hooked me forever. I switched back and forth for several years depending on my success or lack of, until I got to the point where I took the plunge and sold all my rifles. I usually took "a deer" every year until 4-5 years ago when I heard about QDMA. Now I pass on young bucks less than 3.5years old and shoot does only when the numbers are too high, which means I've eaten my tag a few times since and have yet to take a deer off our property. I didn't get a doe tag this year so it will be big or bust for me. I would like to have three does shot off the property this year so if one of you has a doe tag and wishes to fill it let me know.
I enjoy all hunting and styles. I have taken every game animal in NB with my bow except a moose, I was drawn once and used the bow even then. I even try waterfowl with the bow some now. The most fun I ever had "hunting" was bowfishing in Pa. I enjoy all ways of hunting and I stillhunt, do some spot and stalk, ground blinds and treestands. Stillhunting is the most rewarding method for me but I love a good spot and stalk situation. My least favorite is sitting in a treestand even if it is the most effective. I usually don't hunt over bait unless I'm trying to kill a doe, preferring to scout out natural funnel points, doe bedding areas, rub or scrape lines, etc. I love hunting during the rut more than at any other time even though I've been most successful the first week of bow season. The second week of November has been good to me
I hunt mostly the home farm now which is not quite 300 acres. I have spent the last 4 years inproving the habitat and if God sees fit I'll spend the next 40 doing the same.
We have a few "shooter" bucks running around this fall so prospects look good at least. Will have a little better idea when I get the camera survey done.
Good luck to you all!