Mr. Murphy calling?
By Mac Arnold
As I previously posted on Facebook, so far I'm having a Mr. Murphy deer archery season, which opened Oct. 1.
Judgment miscue (maybe). Equipment failure (definitely).
Not that I will go into specific details. I'm leery of being awarded another online site's worst hunter of the year just for doing what hunters do: pursue game. Although I'm sure I'll be nominated anyway on basis of being an honorary member.
A couple of these screw-ups I touch on briefly in an archery article slated to run in our "Sporting Michigan" special section on Oct. 28.
Happily I can say the gear is back on track and now I'm again shooting with a high level of confidence. And just in time for what I consider the best time of year from the Halloween week until the second day of the gun season, Nov. 16.
Now is not the time to stay rutted in a funk.
Instead, it's one to work out the wrinkles and star at the moment of truth.
I've already seen lots of sign -- nice rubs and scrapes in the areas I hunt -- and had two great opportunities to load up a slowly emptying freezer.
Now I need a little luck at the right time.