I hunt black bear with hounds in NC it is a blast from start to finish.My 2nd is whitetail deer with hounds or without . then coon with hounds. yes all different dogs.go to wwwgotgritt.com just started up looking for people to talk with.
Where is NC do you hunt. I hunt in Pinetops in Edgecombe County. Used to live up in NY. Love it down here. I can hook you up with a great deer club? Nice club house too.
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....