Even though it's still summer, the deer hunters are getting prepared for another season. While it may be a few weeks until the season opens, there is much to do in order to be ready for opening day - especially if you hunt with a bow.
One of the aspects I dislike about hunting and fishing is getting ready for the first day. Whether it's the first turkey hunt of the year or the first deer hunt, there's always the need to make sure nothing is forgotten on that opening day.
I can remember my first solo deer hunting trip. I sat in a maple tree that was only about 50 yards from an oak tree that was flooded with acorns. The path to that oak made its way right under my tree stand.
I'm convinced that most hunters and fishermen never contemplate the outdoor world they take pleasure in. I know in my own life, that without a concerted effort, I only enjoy creation without ever giving it much deep thought
It was the funniest sight the other day. At daybreak a tom strolled down the path to a small field just in front of me. There he strutted and gobbled and listened for any hen that might be close and interested in watching him flex his muscles as if he were in a pose-down at an Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.
Some of my most vivid memories come from the days of being on the lake. I can remember catching stripe bass as fast as I could cast but I can also remember being scared to death because I had not left early enough to beat the lightning storm.