Making my way through the woods in the dark to my stand.
Listening to the day wake
Enjoying the subtle lightening of the dawn
Seeing animals that I don't normally see go about their daily business undisturbed by man
Anticipation - never knowing what the next minute will bring (this is the carrot that keeps me in the stand all day)
The rapid adreniline rush that I get when a shooter deer comes into bow range
Sharing the stories of the hunt with my friends
Cooking a meal for my family from the meat of the animal I harvested (making antelope jerky today - best jerky out there because I took the animal from which it will be made)