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Continued: Conservative mode continues for hunting state's antlerless deer

  • Article by: DOUG SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 11, 2013 - 12:48 AM

Of course, hunters are an optimistic lot, and all of the statistics go out the window beginning Saturday. Johnson, the bowhunter, is anxious to get into the woods and reconnect with his hunting buddies. For him, and a growing legion of hunters, bowhunting is a passion and a challenge.

“You have to get an animal in range, then you have to go through the mechanics of pulling the bow without the animal knowing it, and then you have to make the shot you’ve practiced all summer long.

“It’s a very difficult pursuit. Thank goodness we have 3½ months to get it done.”

 

Doug Smith • dsmith@startribune.com 612-673-7667

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