Deer & Deer Hunting

MASTER BOWHUNTERS

There’s more to whitetail hunting than luck and unbridled enthusiasm.

Old adages persist because they normally hold some filament of truth. So although the saw about “10 percent of hunters killing 90 percent of game” might not be statistically accurate, we understand the notion and accept the reality. There’s no way around the fact some hunters are more ambitious, others have more time than average and others more money to buy better places to hunt. Yet take out the exceptional circumstances and render them into an average blue-collar deer hunter plying average deer on average habitat, and give that nimrod a reasonable amount of time, horse sense and initiative, and I believe the 10/90 rule holds true because of three critical factors, which I call the Three F’s: faith, fortitude and foresight.

Faith comes through smart and thorough scouting, and entering every hunt confident that success is inevitable. Fortitude means putting in your time and never giving up when the going gets tough. Foresight points to investments in preparation, letting

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