Bow hunting is like a lot of other sports, it is a huge mental game. You can have the best equipment, be in top physical shape and shoot a 2 inch circle at 59 yards. But if you can't keep your mind in the game you can fail.
I have struggled the most with my shooting ability. I jerk at the release, double clutch and a number of other things.
Two years ago it started shooting an Xpedition bow and that has improved my confidence greatly.
Patience and confidence are also a major part of the hunt. Sitting for hours and hours in a blind or stand can work on your mental game. You have to tell yourself it will happen and stay confident: something good is still in the cards.
I look at the hunting success in a unit or state. If it shows an 18% harvest rate, I am confident or cocky enough to feel that I am in that 18%.
If it was easy, it would not be as rewarding. And if a person isn't enjoying nature and the little things it has to offer, you are missing out!
Mike Lutt has been bow hunting since 1976 and has been a member of the NBA for 30 years. He has been married for 32 years to Rhonda and they have three children that are out of the nest! Mike spends hours scouting and bow hunting in Nebraska and any other place he can find.