My trip to Vermont for the 2011 rifle opener. Mix of shots including my Dad's 8 point, a family friend's 4 point, a nice 6 point, and other shot of my stand, the checkin tradition, and our family tradition of butchering and cooking the deer!
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...