Re: Finally drew an Arizona bull permit part2
The unit was 7E. The shot was 33 yards. It was first light on the last day (9-30-04) I passed on 2 bulls. One on opening day and one on day 3. Both were rag horn bulls. After that it was fairly frustrating till the last day.
Taos, I understand about being sick after an elk hunt. I hunted Arizona one other time and arrowed a solid 350+ 6x6 on my favorite water hole and not having a laser RF and having walked off the yardage over loggs and big rocks and through low spots to the elk trail. I came up with a distance 10 yards off from where the trail really was. I hit him between the lungs and spine. I may never get a chance and a trophy like that again. Who knows? I WILL NEVER stop trying!
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.