More preparation, less perspiration!
Haven't lost or had to track one yet, but I hand load my ammo (165 Game Kings) and practice shooting them off a pack or sticks weeks before the season opens. I also tape dope info to the inside of the scope flip cover as our hunting area ranges from dense brush to wide open fields. Even then I will (and often have) let it walk if I can't get a solid neck or heart/ lung shot.
Stuff happens... I get that and maybe I've just been lucky so far. But it seems that over the years people in general have put more effort into picking out their camo than making sure their rifle and gear are set up properly. I also know too many folks who won't so much as take a practice shot or confirm zero before they head out on opening day with shells from whatever box happened to be on sale at Walmart the day they renewed their license.
Last edited by brmfan; October 13, 2012 at 03:56 PM.