When I decided to go on my first deer hunt...
I was almost 30 years old. I had grown up in a part of Texas where there were no deer.
I finished that first hunt with a 16 point, 175 (gross) B&C buck!
The secret to my success was that I spent about a month going through back issues of hunting magazines, writing down "how to" tips on a yellow pad of paper.
Each time I found a tip I had previously read, I would put a little "tick mark" beside it, in the margin of my notes.
When I finished my reading, I had about 2 dozen tips, techniques, and tactics.
Then I went to the woods and put them in practice
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