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
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...