It doesn't appear by quick look that the fires are on the MF ... but the one on the SF might make for some serious smoke in the area.
I was thinking of going into the Seven Devils ... but it looks like fire crews are launching from same place I would launch from. Last year about this time they closed the area I want to backpack in - I'll call first before I go. Or, maybe I'll just stay close to home - archery hunting starts tomorrow.
Kind of depends on what my daughter wants to do ... climb peaks in the Seven Devils ... or get ready for school and play with friends, etc.
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...