Depending on where you go, we have Blacktail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Black Bear, Wild Pigs, Quail, Dove, Ducks, Geese, Grouse, Wild Pigeons, Rabbits, Coyotes, Mountain Lion (protected in CA.), Bob Cats, Squirrels (tree and ground), Racoon, etc. (I am running out of breath) here in California. And on the very odd day you can't find something to hunt, we have great fresh and salt water fishing (whole different forum discussion). Why, I think we are the luckiest hunters on earth; unless I happened to be living somewhere else in which case I suspect my list would be different, but just as long
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...