I commend you for sticking to your guns and holding out for a bowkill. I had the same thing happen to me last year, only I hunted 5 states! and couldn't connect on one w/ the bow. I had plenty in gun range and my dad in my ear "you sure you don't want the shotgun" but I refused to budge. This year it finally happened in FL. I finally got my grandslam and got my first bowkill all w/ one arrow! The best part is Bullmoose got the whole thing on tape.