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!
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...