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
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.