I was talking to a hunting buddy neighbor of ours the other day and he was going on and on about big bucks and lots of the usual chatter after the dust settles on a season. He is pretty rigid about only killing large deer and respectfully he walks the walk as he has filmed lots of bucks he lets walk that most guys would be slinging arrows at gladly. He never sees a valid reason to stray from his idea of a "shooter". He has only killed one big buck in the 6 years I have hunted with him and it was with a rifle which is something that brings him very little joy.......in fact he asked his wife if she wanted to shoot it instead but she declined (155" 12 pt). He wants to shoot big bucks with a bow.........who doesn't right?? He often asks why we shoot bucks in the 100-120" range instead of waiting on a bruiser and my answer always is because I don't want to shoot 1 freakin' deer a decade LOL........we are out there to hunt, not watch. He believes it is or will be worth it when he finally tags that slammer........I just can't see how. All the good natured jabs aside I asked him how long is he OK with waiting to tag a buck?? He really didn't have a specific answer but I tried to put it in perspective for him and said at his current pace he will only tag maybe 4-6 bucks for the rest of his life (he's late 30's). That really didn't seem to bother him. Screw that. No way am I investing the kind of time, effort and money I do to only fill a buck tag once a decade. I couldn't care less what a deer is killed with so I would say my max tolerance is 2 years without a buck........anything more and I become overly critical of what I'm doing and start to over analyze. Even though any drought I endure is self inflicted as I could tag out in days if I just wanted a deer on the tag. What is the tipping point for you?? Are you willing to wait a decade between bucks??........more??