Looks like fun. I hear you on the lack of time stuff. I have only made it out 3 times to shoot and scout. My time off has been limited to fridays so i gotta cram all my family, chores, outdoor stuff in to 1 day a week. hopefully I'll be able to find some more time later this summer.
Looks like we have a huge temperature difference from one side of the state to the other as with the rain we've gotten the last couple of days and the clouds it barely made it over 75 today, that's the coolest it's been for awhail but it sure felt good.The rains even started a few mudslides and closed hwy. 82 for a few hours yesterday evening outside of Glenwood.
Lack of time is horrible this time of year for me as well. I have more things I want to do or need to get done to get ready for this fall but am barely getting one day a week off. The extra money is great but I sure wish this happened in December or January when there isn't as much stuff going on outside.
Since I am under 2 months until my season opener, I need to start shooting. The only problem is that I have a really short backyard to shoot in. I can go down to an indoor range, which I probably will end up doing, but I really like shooting outside.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...