It’s likely that if you are reading this you are also a deer hunter and you probably feel the same way I do.
Gun season is a magical time, even though I consider myself a bowhunter 1st and foremost, but the 1st day of gun season has 10 times the excitement, hype as what most hunters equate to being 7 years old on Christmas Eve.
Speaking of excitement, it is really starting to build for me as we are now only a few short days away. I have sorted all my gear, washed all my clothes and started the pile of stuff that will get loaded into the car. I got out this afternoon and shot my gun to make sure things were good to go and ready for the season.
We’ve checked and set our stands and have been practiced our shooting all summer. The time for preparation is over and it’s now finally time to hit the woods.
I don’t care if it’s a shotgun, muzzleloader or a rifle, I think it boils down to 2 things, fellowship and tradition. We have been going up to the same spot for years. To be honest I have yet to take a trophy deer out of the nearly famous Phantom Deer Camp, but with all of us growing older, raising kids and more responsibilities with our jobs, we don’t talk or hang out like we use to so it becomes more precious every year.
I wish all of you good luck this season. Have fun, hunt hard and drive safe.