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
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...