I've only been bow hunting a few years now. This season is my third. What I have noticed is when I have a rifle the deer are never close and are usually running away. When I hunt with a bow they have no problem prancing around right out of bow range.
I have no idea why except the deer must sense danger. I am a bow hunter for good now.
Last year I used a broken arrow to mark fifty yards from my blind. This monster buck came in and was heading right for me. Then he looked down at the marker and did not like what he saw. He never crossed the line and faded into the woods. SRM
"The way that you wander is the way that you choose..."