46 years for me. Shot my first deer in 1980. Spike buck with a Bear recurve. Might as well been a 10 pointer to me! Missed my first 5 shots that morning. Climbed down, got my arrows and then the spike came by. Buried my dad and mentor a year ago. This was my first season hunting without him! Life's too short. It's about the memories and experiences with loved ones. Not the number of inches.