Thanx for the info I would like to extend an open invitation to you,your dogs and especially your mule to come up and run lions on our ranch north of Helena, Montana that borders a huge wilderness study area that is full of cats.The hound season is over here and wont be open again until next winter but maybe you could hunt the early season with the mule!!Let me know if you are interested in hunting here,there is one big tom up there with a track much bigger than the one we took 3 years ago that weighed 190,I call him the deerslayer and he is a wiley bastard.We need to get him before he dies of old age!!
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....