Since I am not working anymore I'll usually stay out for the season witch is 30 days for deer and elk not counting small game. Now I really don't get serrious over Labor Day with all the extra hunters in the field or if it is raining or snowing. But if it does snow I'm out there as soon as it quits. I'll also have to take a time out if I shoot one of the critters until I get it taken care of.
last year I put in about 30 days of archery in colorado. Now that I moved back to FL there are multiple archery season for different parts of the state. Hell I could hunt for almost 4 months traight with a bow if i wanted too.
It will probably be more like 2 months this year. I try to be in the woods every chance I get during open season.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...