Between right now and October 1st (date most all states will be open for bowhunting) I'd be willing to bet a lot of treestands are going to be hung. Whether you are hanging rut stands, or are frantically trying to get a set ready before opener rolls in, stands all across the country will be going in trees. When hanging stands, we don't just randomly pick a tree right? Usually there are reasons we put a stand in a certain place. On occasion, and I've certainly been guilty of this, we don't always look at the details when hanging stands. Today, I wanted to hit on three things that I find important when you are out hanging treestands.
Summer is about many things, and among those is preparation for deer season. Before you know it, you'll be taking steps up a tree, ready with a bow in hand. It may seem like a little ways away right now, but summer usually tends to fly by, and all of a sudden it's deer season. With that said, today I wanted to go over why summer is so great, and touch on a few of the best things that go into summer and prepping for deer season.
Having toured in a band for nearly 10 years, I find traveling easier than most, I guess. All the time I hear, “I wish I had the guts to just go like you do,” and I’m thinking, “I wish I had your paycheck.” I feel like I’ve been tough for some time now, but I think I’m also just plain callused because since age 18, I’ve never known what it was like not to scrape by. The lifestyle can be stressful, however it also has a freeing quality to it, and because I have chosen to live this way, I’ve been forced into learning how to travel and hunt out of state on a slim budget.
This past weekend signaled the end of my shed hunting for the year as I took a last minute day trip out to North Dakota and was able to scoop up a couple antlers. Now that shed hunting is over, I wanted to take a look back at the last few months through some photos, and show you how my shed hunting went this year.