Ladies and gentlemen the time is upon us. No more prepping, no more fretting, most importantly no more waiting. I am truly a kid on the verge of entering the world's greatest candy store. However my store contains majestic oaks and fragrant pine stands, glistening white birches and an undergrowth of ferns hiding beneath it the magic of the great north woods. Ahhhh. I can smell it now. I can hear the water in the creek trickling away to unknown destinations. The cedar thickets with their dark shadows and thick moss beckon me to step into another world. A world where time has stopped and history is only made by what you can remember with your eyes and what you feel in your heart. It is not just hunting. It is living. It's a way to get back to nature. Aligning you spirit with a power greater than your own. It is a place of discovery! Along with that comes the bond of a fraternal nature. Fathers and sons putting away the everyday life to simply enjoy each others company and unite together in a single passion.
To top that off I get to take my stepson with us. He has yet to grace any deer camp with his presence and I am saddened that I have not been able to give him this gift until now. I hope he enjoys himself as much as I do. We don't share much in common so this is a chance to have something together. I am anxious and slightly nervous.