Amanda, I'm glad that you are sticking with it, especially since you are chasing them with your bow. I know it may be hard to stay out for a long time, but sometimes the best activity is from 10am until 1pm. If My daughter wasn't so tied up in her wedding plans right now, I would be willing to invite you to join us. She took her first bird last year on opening day. Good luck and keep us posted on your adventure!