As the sun poked through the oak limbs, I couldn’t help but smile as the first deer of the morning made her way towards me. The frost glistened on her back from a long, cold night of laying in her bed and the leaves crunched with each cautious step she took.
The low-lying Alaskan sun began to feel warm on my neck as we slipped into a moss-covered boulder field from the thick alder patch below. Arrow nocked, I glanced at the sparse grass blades rustling beside me, indicating that the morning thermals continued to strengthen.
In today’s world of social media, on demand video and podcasts, there is no shortage of content catered to the hunter. Due to the sheer volume of information and entertainment being produced these days, it can be easy to get stuck in information overload.
Dr. Ed Ashby invested 27 years in the study of arrow performance and broadhead lethality. Starting in 1981, while working as a PH in Zimbabwe, Dr. Ashby was recruited by the Mkuzi Game Reserve head Game Ranger Tony Tomkinson to assist in a bowhunting research study. At the time bowhunting was not legal in South Africa.
All Photos Credit Talus Creative In this second installment of mistakes and lessons learned while mountain hunting, I am going to cover three more topics that have served to increase both my success, and most …