I lost count how many deer/elk I have taken in my life. About 10 years ago I picked up a bow and other than varmint hunting I don’t hunt with a gun anymore. Now it is all about getting close and besting them in their element to fill the freezer. Most days I carry a .22 and guide my non-adult children. Now the only large animal I hunt is my annual archery elk trip to the mountains.
Over the last couple years I have just sat idle while numerous deer have passed within range just watching them in amazement of how awesome God truly is, and me for getting so close :).