Well, here I am sitting 400 miles closer to my final destination. I am sitting at my sisters house going over everything that I have and what I may need to pick up since there is a Cabela's just a few miles away and I will have tomorrow (Wednesday) to take care of any loose ends. Then I'll be on my way north away from computers, cell phones, TV, and all the modern conveniences known to modern man.
I have checked the weather for the last time and it looks like some rain and some sun but you never know when you get out into the sticks. It looks like the ride into the camp will be a wet one but it should dry out after that. I'm glad that I have good rain gear.
So, I will leave the forums to my capable friends here and wish luck to those who are waiting for that credit card hit or email telling them about the adventure that they will embark on this coming fall. As for me I'll have to check everything when I get home.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....