I'll show you the rest of my deer from the front if you show me yours!
I have been hunting the front sense 1999. The first few years were brutal to me. I always thought I was a good shot. I missed so many bucks until 2002 I finally connected on a 16"-18" 4x4 I didn't get any field photos of this buck so I cant post any. I was very lucky to have never wounded anything. 2003 ended with me chasing several large bucks around in circles. Probably shot my whole quiver full of arrows on the last day. I had to do something with my shooting. I joined a league and got my butt handed to me. I was third from last out of 55 or so shooters. I am a very competitive person so I took it personally. I purchased my first real bow. It was the LX in all of my photos. I used this bow in a lot of tournaments around Utah and Nevada. I learned how to tune it and tune my arrows. I enjoy putting myself in tournament situations and feeling the pressure. I didn't care if I got beat by a better shooter but I did care if I didn't shoot up to my potential. I haven't won very many tournaments over the last few years but always finish in the top 10. I wish I could win more but there are a lot of shooters in Utah that are just that "shooters". I am more of a weekend shooter that enters these things to make myself a better hunter. I can't tell you how they have changed my hunting since without posting a few pictures. Since I have shot completely I have taken a deer every year for the last 5 out of 6 years.
I would challenge any of you guys that want to become a better hunter to come out to these shoots, join a league. Put yourself on the line and compete. There is nothing like shooting under pressure. It will almost cure buck fever! It will teach you how to cut yardages for uphill and downhill shots. Best of all I have met some of the neatest hunters in Utah, many of which are on these forums. Good luck to the rest of you hunters this year. Enjoy the Front, respect the landowners. Respect the game you pursue by taking ethical shots. Last be courteous to the rest of the non hunting crowd you will meet on the trail. Because you won't find anywhere else in Utah that can compete unless it is a LE unit. Let's police ourselves, turn in people that are making the rest of the hunting crowd look bad. So we can enjoy this area for a long time.
2002 dont have a field photo 16"-18" 4x4 30 yard shot. 40 yard track job
2004, 185" 6x5, 27" 17 yard shot right place right time. 20 yard track job.
2005, last day buck called it in 18 yard shot 3x3. 30 yard track job
2006 22 yard shot and my first spot and stalk 24 ¼" 4x5. 60 yard track job died in sight and slid 500 feet down the hill.
2007 5 yard shot 4x5 28 1/2" wide. 80 yard track job
Lets see some of your bucks from the front.