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
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...