It seems as though I think about deer hunting at least a couple of times each day. Even though it's so far away, I can't wait to go! Am I crazy? Does anyone else have this same urge? How bad is it in your blood?
I get more like that come September and October just before the season opener. I get real antsy and stuff. Off season isn't so bad but where I am online each day here at this site with kenton6 and the rest of the gang I can't help but think about hunting.
I'm already thinking about all the places I'm going to start scouting this spring. I just read a great article by Hal Blood in the Northwoods Sporting Journal about scouting in the spring because you can still see old scrapes and the rubs still look fresh.
One just has to determine if these scrapes and rubs will be used yearly. I always look for old scars on trees and around scrapes I look for older broken limbs(these are last years licking branches). A lot of scrapes and rubs appear early in the fall and these won't be revisited.
I addicted for sure but I know other guys worse then me. I do think about it everyday. I got a buddy who says he still dreams at night about it 3 or 4 times a week. I told him to join this forum and share some his knowledge and stories.
I mentaly prepair myself year round.
I can see it all now....
That bull of a buck lifts his head and slowly turns in my direction. With old mans beard still hanging from his lips as he chews, he scans his surroundings for danger. But it's to late, I've already drawn a bead on his shoulder and released the safety........