I’m gearing up for the fall hunting season in a big way. I’ve always been frustrated by the short seasons for shotgun hunting in Illinois. That’s compounded for me, since I hunt on private land over six hours away. For several years, I’ve considered getting into archery, which offers much more flexibility (not to mention challenge) to me as a deer hunter. I finally made the move and purchased a bow, a Hoyt Powermax to be specific. I’m enjoying shooting it while learning proper form. If I put in the time, I should be ready for a responsible hunt come October 1.