Posted 20 September 2009 - 12:58 PM
Well all, here it is Sept. 20th Archery Deer Season starts Oct 1st. The camo is washed, bow sighted, gear ready to be packed, broadheads ordered, Muzzleloader is scrubbed, cleaned and oiled.(Almost 2.5 hrs work just doing that) The more I do to get ready, the more I anticipate my time in the stand. I am driving about an hour and a half opening day of bow season to get to some private land in Rosston Ar then, the second day I'm hunting a Wildlife Management Area just South of Fouke AR, My strength is at a 5 year high, my endurance is there too. I can't wait... All ya'll that have already started ya'll's seasons know exactly what I'm going through LOL Got my ML supplies out today to see what I had left, and I still have 8 loads of powder and 8 of my T/c 200gr shockwave saboted slugs left along with about 25 primers, when I go out the first morning with my ML I'm gonna fire 2 or 3 primers through it before loading to make sure any excess oil is burned out, I highly suggest if you are gonna store your ML for more than a month or 2 take it out on occasion and oil it.... mine was in some sad shape, I honestly should have my behind kicked for letting it sit almost 2 years untouched. After cleaning, and oiling, I did a function check and I think the action is smoother than it was straight out of the box..... made sure to put the Nipple/Breach plug grease on and I shudder to use the term "liberally" LOL I don't know why, but I just feel like this is the year for me..... I'm usually a pessimist, but for some reason I just can't shake the feeling that this is the year I take my first buck. I have killed 2 whitetails in my life both yearling does, though they are tastey and you couldn't get any better meat, I'd still like to take a nice buck with a little something to show off with LOL. Sorry if I'm ranting but as you can tell I'm excited. HEHEHE Until I get one I will live vicariously through those who are luckier in this sport than I. I love hearing about the monsters everyone else kills. Thanks for listening.