I had my app for Idaho Calif Bighorn Sheep in the mailbox going out - when I just found out I have to wait ONE MORE year (I drew in 2004 on Rocky Mountain Bighorn). Yanked it out of the mail, and put in for my buddy only. But it gives me another year to get radically in shape. If he draws this year I'll film.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....