Welcome to the site Chessie. You have come to the right place. I think you'll find most of the guys on this site to be genuine, helpful and open. I've sure enjoyed my time here. Great to have you along.
Welcome to BGH. Do not hesitate to jump in and ask questions or post info on hunting. Great group here with a ton of knowledge. Good luck on the turkey. I plan to chase them to but just getting an OTC tag.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....