we always called not getting a buck on the first day of rifle season "getting snakebit". and whats the best thing for a snakebite? whiskey is what they told me... I was 14 the first year granny let them give me any medicine for it.
My father and I always hiked to the same spot a couple hours before day break on opening morning, there is a bluff that over looks a canyon.
He has been gone many many years now but I still sit in that spot every opening morning
May sound corny but that’s my tradition
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...