Happy New Year and Happy New Deer to all my hunting buddies and loyal readeers of this blog!
I was downstairs enjoying my Museum of Natural History (aka Trophy Room) when I realized that my number one New Year’s resolution is the same as last year: To shoot a 200″+ mule deer with my bow.
For a number of reasons 2014 was the hardest hunting season of my life. The hunt(s) just didn’t work out well for me. Towards the end of the year I decided that any mature 4×4 would be a worthy enough goal. After all, I always said the hardest thing a person could do is to shoot a mature mule deer with a bow, both successfully and consistently.
But today I changed my mind. I spent a bunch of time today crunching numbers and poring over hunting notes while trying to figure out which unit(s) to apply for. Through this process, I had to decide if I was going for QUALITY or QUANTITY. Most units that have good quantity lack quality and vise-versa. In the end, my decision was based on quality. After all, I’m only going to shoot ONE deer, so what good is quantity?
Anyhoo, I hope y’all have set your New Deer’s resolution and hunting goals this year. If you need any help deciding on where to apply for I’d be glad to give some advice. Good luck in 2015!