Wes wrote,

"Among accomplished hunters, proficient with both gun and bow, no matter where they're hunting, no matter whether private or public grounds, it is much easier to regularly kill 1 1/2 & 2 1/2-yr-old bucks with a bow than mature bucks with a gun, in my humble opinion."

Of course it is silly.For a couple of reasons. One being that there are a bunch more 1.5 and 2.5 year olds running around than older bucks.

But then...it is EXTREMELY easy to kill 1 1/2 & 2 1/2 year old bucks with a gun! In fact...for the accomplished hunters I know, they don't even enjoy killing these young bucks with their guns. So they don't.

But these same accomplished hunters get much more satisfaction (still not enough to regularly kill), out of killing these younger deer by bow.
WHY? Because it is more challenging that with their gun!

BTW Wes...are you a lawyer?

(I really enjoy discussing these topics with you here to chime in)
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