Well I’m not going to lie to ya, we like to get pissed up after the first day of hunting and then it tappers off. But its more about the social aspect of it and tell the stories of the day and hunts of the past.
It sure is tough hearing that big bang the next day unless less its coming from your rifle at a good deer then you just forget about how bad you feel!!
That's awesome. I only got to hunt with my granddad once and I haev only hunted with my dad twice. He is not really a hunter and his health is bad so that is not likely to happen again. So treasure those hunts!
I have the other end of the spectrum though - I get to start hunting deer with my son next year, and I'm really looking forward to making that a long, long tradition (God willing!).
+1, groovy mike!
My Dad doesn't hunt at all, so we can't spend that quality time together. As for my Grand dad, he had promised to take me deer hunting with him when I was 6 years old. Unfortuneately, he passed away before he could take me with him. To this day, I imagine what it would have been like to hunt with my Grand dad. Everyone I have ever talked to about my Grand dad has said he was a great hunter and human being. I try every day to live up to his reputation. I would have given anything to have hinted with him just once.
So Ca-V I hope you get many more opening day hunts with your father as you're lucky to be able to spend quality time with your father. It's time that can't be retrieved.
As for our opening day traditions, we hunt the morning then return to camp for deer sausage and eggs. The evening meal is always deer cubed steak or country fried steak.
The end of year tradition has us pushing out the thickets we wouldn't hunt during the season for fear we would scare out the big bucks. So wish us luck for next Sat's hunt as this is the last deer hunt of the year.
Good luck and good hunting everyone!
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...