Awesome! I haven't counted the days until archery antelope opens here in CO, but it is probably about the same number of days away as your seasons, and then archery deer here opens a week or two later. I am trying not to count because sometimes that seems to make it seem like it takes longer for the season to actually get here. Good luck! We are getting closer to that most wonderful time of the year.
I'd love it. Place I was going to hunt pigs has suspended hunting, with no end in sight. I went and moved a trail camera the other day, and brought my gun in case I ran into a pig. Didn't see any though.
We're going to try 'blind' hunting this year. Not exclusively from a blind, but I want to give it a try. Since I'll be teaching my grandson's how to hunt I want to try various methods. Blind hunting, stalking, etc. I'm not as concerned with actually bagging a deer as I am in teaching them how to hunt, learning deer and their habits and tendencies.
We'll be a little restricted in 'time' because they both are in school, obviously, and play football on Saturdays. Our trips will be leaving after the games Sat. and arriving late... early Sunday morning hunts and with luck maybe Sunday Evenings... fortunately my ranch is only about a 1.5 hour drive from hom so their Mom can be sure they'll be in bed on time for school on Monday. <smile>
Good luck! Keep me up to date and I'll do the same. - JamesJM
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...