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
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....