Cool. Actually I am headed to Vermont tomorrow morning for 11 days, and then I will be back there for the opening weekend. I am probably going to stay from Friday till Tuesday, just get in 3 1/2 days of hunting.
I have not gotten out to look around yet but with as wet of a spring as we have had there should be a really good acorn crop on the oak brush and it really does seem to make a difference in the deer patterns where I hunt. I also neen to get out and look at the pinon trees as it usually takes a pretty wet year to get a good crop of pine nuts to go after. It's a lot of work but they sure are good after you roast them up in the oven.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...