I have been using an old new (1996 PSE Lightning Flite II D-shaped) bow for about a year set at 65lbs. It is equipped with extremely crappy pin sights, a cheap arrow rest, and a kisser button. It does not have a peep sight. I have practiced out to 30-35 yards, and feel comfortable at that range (can group in a 8 plate). I have done little to no practice further than that. I passed my state bowhunting proficiency exam with 7 of 8 shots made out to 30 yards.
I just got back from hunting the haul road for Caribou, and was able to stalk a couple within 50-75 yards before being busted by smell.
My question is, what is missing from my practice/equipment/experience in order to become a successful bowhunter?
Do I need to work on accuracy out to 50+ yards? Put in more and more stalks to be successful? A main concern is my equipment/ability. What would benefit me the most, peep sights & newer components? Newer bow with larger riser? Or is this as simple as more practice needed and more time in the field?