No matter how long you've been doing something, there is always a fi rst. This truth goes for turkey hunting and it goes for me. Let me explain. I had decided at the last minute to go hunting that morning.
One of the obstacles that most hunters and fishermen dread is the wind. A light wind is not a factor - it's even helpful, but a windy day is burdensome to the fishermen and causes most game to stay out of sight.
In most parts of the country an odd thing begins to occur for a deer during this time of year. The bucks begin to lose their antlers. By losing, I mean the antlers become loose because of several factors, and they just fall off.
The winter undoubtedly thwarts many outdoor plans in most parts of the country. If you don't believe me, just wait until the first warm weekend in February. There will be more lawnmowers heard than any other time of the year.
Hunters and fishermen will tell you about the importance of confidence. It is really a major part of the battle when it comes to patience and persistence. For instance, if I know I have always caught fish in a certain hole; I will fish that hole slower and with a greater awareness of an imminent bite.
For nearly twenty years I have made my way to the barn during rifle season. It's an easy place to go while enjoying so much. I park on one side, climb up the ladder, and walk to the other side where I'm sitting right now.