Im sure its just me, but seems like some people just like to start a pis##ng match with a topic just to see where it goes. Not just this topic but in other spots as well .Hope Im not out of line but I shoot a 223 pretty much every day and in my very limited opinion it is not a large animal...
Went for a hike last august, usually put in about 5mi. or so.Put in about a mile and saw a small bunch of deer with a little buck with them. Spent the next 3hrs. getting to 43yds. . Best training hike I had in a long time.
Archery is a addiction . You can break yourself with upgrades.If your happy with your groups out to 40 then shoot more. If you cant be satisfied with really good "no archer can" then get a second job because upgrades for a archer are like crack for a drugy.
No reason you cant hunt sheds from the middle of may on,if thats your thing. Everybody talks about how mule deer need a hand but alot of those same people are the same ones that harass the hell out of em when they need a break the most.
I bought the 20 degree bag a couple seasons back and I gotta say its a pretty dang good bag for the $. Ive used it a fair jag from summer ,have to unzip, to freeze your water solid in 8hrs. Put on an extra layer and its all good. I do sleep a little warm .