Any fellow hunters on the forum? I couldn't find a thread, so I thought I would make one. Non-hunters beware that their could be pics of animals. Feel free to tell me what a bad person I am. Anyways I am pretty psyched for hunting season. Last year was a shitty hunting year for me. Bird dog died, nervous breakdown from work, and having to quit drinking took away a lot of my drive to hunt. I did hunt a little, but it was probably the least amount of time in the woods, since I was 12 or so. This year I am psyched to get back out there. Sitting in the woods is a major part of me. I am from a small town and my family has owned the same land since the 1860's. It has been a big part of my life since I was young. This year I have two new bird dog pups that I will be training. Gun, archery, muzzloading deer seasons. Squirrel and rabbit hunting. So I hope to get a lot this winter. Anyways, deer gun season starts Saturday. My dad owns 500+ acres and I got a house on 11. The other day I was putting a stand up on my property when this guy came out from underneath the side of a rocky hill. View attachment 2755 He was about ten yards away and gave two fucks about me. My first thought was where are my pups. Luckily they were nowhere to be found. I then whistled at him. He non chalantly looked at me and kept doing was he was doing. I then climbed down to get a close picture. Not sure how close you have to be to get sprayed but I was close. He ended up just going on his way. I feel like I could have went down and gave him a tummy rub. I am glad that hunting is back for me. The older I get the less feel that I have to kill and the more I just enjoy sitting in the woods. Anyways since this is my home now I wanted to see if there was any other hunters here? Feel free to post pics, talk, or I guess tell me how wrong I am. Public forum do what you want. I probably won't argue to much b/c my POV is probably to different from the anti-hunter. Bring on the winter.