I have had a good year so far archery hunting. I have not killed anything yet and maybe that is why it is so good. I have not had to do the messy part yet. Antelope season opened Aug 15th this year. So two week ago I put the sneak on a fairly nice antelope buck. I managed to get across 600 yards of open prarie without him noticing me only to blow it at the last moment. It was a rush though trying to get that close to an antelope without any cover. Last weekend deer and elk season opened. About 4 hours after daylight on opening morning I blew a chance on a 6 poiht bull elk that would have scored somwhere between 340 and 360 in the Pope and Young scoring system. He was a nice one, he just got away. Then the next day, I followed another smaller 6 point bull elk for quite a ways. I didn't have room to work around him to get ahead of him and the only thing he would give me to shoot at was his butt. Another one I had to watch walk away. It was a great weekend though. I was surrounded by elk all weekend long. Two weeks from now I will headback up again and then there will be an elk in serious trouble then. One will come home with me that weekend.