This is a picture of my Dad preparing me for the hunt on opening morning. I love the excitement of getting up early and getting the hunting gear on and heading to our spots. I feel like a kid again waiting for the opener of the hunt this year, it is driving me crazy. I have a good feeling about what will happen, and I think a couple of guy’s in our group could fill their tags. As we were sitting around at McDonalds, after setting up our hunting spots, we all felt really good about what could happen. My Dad, Tim, mentioned that he could see us taking 2-3 deer this year, and he is not one to make bold predictions like that.
I think the arrival of my first son has me extra excited for this year’s hunt. While I was getting my hunting spot prepared last week I kept thinking of the good times I will have with him out hunting. I cleared out a big enough spot that he can sit next to me during the hunts (that was probably a little premature as he will have several years before he can join me). I loved having my Dad get me ready for the hunt, and although he doesn’t get me ready anymore, I still love hunting with him. I hope my son will enjoy hunting with me as much as I have enjoyed hunting with my Dad!