I guess I am trying to establish which is the most important /informative part of the process of shooting deer
For me (not having shot my first deer) it is the process.
I used to fish a lot. On forums I frequented, I was forever hearing people saying, " even though I didn't catch I learnt something new". I have to admit I didn't fall into that category, I didn't feel I learnt something new every time I blanked.
I have to admit though I am currently on a huge and steep learning curve , I feel I am getting closer, but just being out there is helping me pick up on what I need to look out for or what I need to do.
Are you "old hands" still learning through the process of getting to the deer, or is it just auto pilot to the point of pulling the trigger.
What makes it a successful outing, I'm sure different people will need different outcomes (culls/taking out clients) but is sitting in a high seat a waiting, enough?
Sorry, I'm on my fourth morning of a pre 5am wake up thanks to my little UN so my brain is a bit fried. I guess I can thank her for conditioning me for the earlier Sun rises!