one of the clowns on this forum and he made me join! I am a longtime hunter of deer, elk, pheasants, ducks, and geese, but only recently started bowhunting. Although my gun stand is in a fairly dense woods and we are in a shotgun zone, so my gun hunting has always been a little like bowhunting in that the deer are typically 40 yards and closer and I pass up a lot of deer. I love watching deer and have seen a lot of cool stuff (like 2 great horned owls fighting). I have a 10 year old girl and twin 6 year old boys who love to go with me on every type of hunting trip. The wife doesnt hunt. I will probably bring a kid with on some of my bow hunts which may cost me in the harvesting department but will be way more enjoyable overall. I live in central MN and am an engineer by trade.