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Visit Sun Retreats Cape May In New Jersey

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Cape May is a beautiful coastal region of New Jersey. Although this state is small, it has many attractions and historical features that attract tourists. If you travel in an RV and want to explore this area, check out Sun Retreats Cape May (also known as Seashore Campsites & RV Resort).

This RV park is luxurious and quite large! It’s got plenty of space for large groups, so you can bring all your friends along for the ride. A combination of tent camping and RVing is allowed here, making it the perfect spot for campers of all sorts.

Below we’ll explore some general details about this resort as well as its amenities, nearby attractions, and reviews. After all, an RV park is only as good as its reviews! We have feedback from guests who have stayed here, and they can vouch for the quality of their visit. Read on to learn all about this RV resort in Cape May.

What to expect 

This resort is located at 720 Seashore Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204. It’s a very large resort that has a grand total of 600 spaces. A lot of these sites are for permanent residents, so usually only about 200 are available for guests. If you’re interested in buying property, visit their website here

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Why Are Fifth Wheel Trailers Called That?

There is a lot of jargon in the RV world. One term you’ll come across, but might not be familiar with, is “fifth wheel” or “5th wheel.” Fifth wheels are a type of towable RV that require a large pickup truck to tow because of the type of hitch they use.

But why are fifth wheel trailers called that? Let’s explore that question, and a few other fifth wheel basics, to help you decide if this is the right type of recreational vehicle for you.

How They Got Their Name – The Fifth Wheel Hitch

Fifth wheels use a U-shaped hitch coupling that’s bolted or welded to the frame of your tow vehicle—usually a pickup truck—through the truck bed. The connection point, also known as a pin box, places the trailer’s weight directly over your tow vehicle’s rear axle.

While hitch technology has come a long way, this basic design is responsible for the fifth wheel name. Old carriages in the 1800s had a horizontal ‘5th wheel’ that allowed the front axle to pivot. The name’s use was continued with the modern-day design for the 5th wheel truck hitch.

It’s similar to the type of hitch used on semi-trucks, which means it’s safe, sturdy, and rated for heavy loads. At the front of the 5th wheel, there’s a “king pin” that locks into the U-shaped pin box in the bed of your truck, allowing you to safely pull the trailer.

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How to Pack Fishing Gear in Your RV

Fishing and RVing go hand-in-hand, at least it does for our family. It’s hard to beat a campsite next to a pristine lake surrounded by the wilderness or the salty air and open ocean while being just a few steps away from a favorite fishing spot.

My husband and I have our own styles of fishing. He prefers trolling for big fish while I enjoy the slow but exciting moments brought by bobber fishing.  But we do have something in common in our shared hobby: we like our fishing gear somewhat organized, especially when we are RVing. Between the two of us, our 3-year-old son, 1-year-old daughter, and little Yorkshire terrier, there’s a lot of stuff to pack for each outing (including the kids’ fishing gear). It feels like we are packing up the entire house anytime we travel.

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Getting our fishing gear packed in an organized fashion is essential, especially with limited RV space. Plus, fishing rods are fragile. The goal is to avoid tangled and damaged rods during transport and make sure hooks and any sharp objects stay secure. It saves us time and headaches. Organized gear means more time fishing and less time rummaging around for fishing gear.

To pack fishing gear swiftly and securely in an RV, here are some simple tips seasoned anglers and casual fishing folks can live by.

Store Fishing Rods and Reels in a Carrying Case

Lucky for anglers who are always traveling, there are plenty of rod carrying cases made specifically for fishing rods. These cases protect your fishing gear and are easy to grab and go, whether you’re packing up the RV or taking out your gear to head to the next fishing hotspot. Rod carrying cases usually come with compartments made to fit multiple rods and reels, are easy to store, and are very portable. You can find durable fabric cases as well as sturdy waterproof hard cases. Rod carrying cases can easily be stored inside your RV or pass-through storage.

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11 Cute & Funny RV Throw Pillows

With such limited wall space, we RVers don't have much opportunity to decorate our RVs. But these RV throw pillows help add character and comfort...

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How To Identify Poison Ivy, Poison Oak or Poison Sumac

I knew what I was in for when I left deer camp a day early. Before going home I went directly to the Doctor. The receptionist looked at me and said, “I’ll get you in ASAP.”

“Thanks,” I replied, and I meant it.

A nurse took me to a room and then the Doctor came in. I had already removed my shirt. The Doctor looked at me and shook his head. “That’s bad,” he said, but you should’ve seen the guy that was here last year. It was the worst Poison Ivy I’ve ever seen.”

The nurse pointed at my folder, “Doctor, this is him.” And she was right.

Three years before I had found a new deer hunting place. The first two years I got into poison ivy and sumac and used some creams that claimed they would eliminate the rash. But that did not happen. Soon, I was fire red from my neck to my knees. The rash had spread fast, bringing with it a fierce, raging itch … both years. Only the Doctor visit and a shot and some prescriptions cured me.



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July Regional Travel — Embrace Your Camping Independence in the Northwest

There’s more to July than fireworks on the Fourth. This is the month to really celebrate your travel independence, and that means going where your desires take you in some of America’s most beautiful landscapes.

Southeast Idaho is a treasure trove of adventures. Roam otherworldly landscapes then go for a relaxing soaked in soothing hot springs.

Explore and Soak

Close to Fort Hall, the American Falls Reservoir offers 87 square miles of almost every imaginable type of water recreation. Go boating, waterskiing and windsurfing on the water, or explore the 100 miles of shoreline. Anglers will fill their fishing nets with cutthroat trout, crappie yellow perch and channel catfish.

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Cruise Craters of the Moon

Ready for out-of-this-world adventure? Craters of the Moon National Monument to the northwest preserves three lava fields, more than 25 cones and 60 lava flows ranging in age from 15,000 to 2,000 years old. Big Cinder Butte is one of the oldest basaltic cinder cones in the world. To the southwest is the “Niagara of the West” At 212 feet tall, Shoshone Falls are even taller than their famed cousin back east. Experience the spectacular sight up close and personal. The best place is to start is at scenic overlook that extends from the opposing cliff face. There are also hiking trails and a swimming area, so you can easily spend an afternoon experiencing everything the falls have to offer.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your RV’s Interior

The adventure of owning an RV never ends, with new and exciting turns along the journey. After a few trips, it’s natural to assess how you can add to your experience and upgrade your RV’s interior to better suit your camping style. 

Don’t stress! An upgrade to your RV experience doesn’t require an entirely new unit or a full overhaul. You can easily upgrade your entire space with advice from the specialists at a Camping World’s Design Center.

Why An RV Interior Upgrade Might Be Right For You

If there are parts of your RV that you’re “living with,” don’t be shy about making changes. Here are a few reasons to consider RV renovations:

Your Enjoyment and Comfort are a Priority

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Your RV is your home on wheels and should be comfortable, useful, and inviting. After all, the lifestyle is what’s enjoyable. So why not take your travel space and make it your own?

RV floor plans and interiors are designed to support a variety of lifestyles, functions, and activities. With tweaks between product lines and models, manufacturers do their best to accommodate as many different aspects as possible within the space.

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5.11 Tactical and Prime Video Come Together to Celebrate the Release of the New Series The Terminal List

5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear, and gear, has teamed up with Prime Video to commemorate the release of the upcoming Amazon Original series The Terminal List with a donation to the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in combination with a limited edition 5.11 | The Terminal List Hoodie, a content series featuring The Terminal List creator, Jack Carr, and a special sweepstakes prize package available for customers and viewers. 

Based on the best-selling novel by Carr, The Terminal List premieres on Prime Video July 1 and stars Chris Pratt as Navy SEAL James Reece. The series follows Reece after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission and returns home with conflicting memories of the event to discover dark forces are working against him. All eight episodes will premiere at once.

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Funds for 5.11’s donation to the The National Navy SEAL Museum will be generated from 100% of the net proceeds from sales of the limited-edition 5.11 | The Terminal List hoodies that will be available through special storefronts on www.511tactical.com and www.amazon.com, as well as the 93 5.11 retail locations nationwide. The digital storefronts will also offer a curated collection of additional gear and items that can be seen in use throughout The Terminal List series. 

“5.11 is very excited to be working together with Prime Video again, this time on the launch of the Chris Pratt military drama, The Terminal List,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “As a brand that focuses on serving those who serve, we are honored to support The National Navy SEAL Museum through our cross-promotional marketing efforts with AVP.”

“5.11 Tactical and The National Navy UTD-SEAL Museum are the perfect layers of authenticity we wanted for the The Terminal List,” said Jennifer Verdick, Head of Partnerships & Consumer Events at Prime Video. “Our writers worked so closely with Jack and the team to ensure we painted an accurate picture of the James Reece character, and we really feel the show achieved that.”




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PRIMARY ARMS OPTICS RELEASES GAME-CHANGING NEW SLx® RS-10 MINI REFLEX SIGHT

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has just released their new pistol-ready reflex sight: the SLx RS-10.

Weighing only 1.07 oz, this ruggedized mini reflex sight is made of 7075 aluminum and fits the commonly used Docter/Noblex standard mounting footprint. This optic offers a true daylight bright 3 MOA reticle, multi-coated lenses, night vision compatibility, and an ultra-long battery runtime with a side-loading battery slot.

As pistol-mounted reflex sights continue to grow in popularity, the SLx RS-10 offers a lot of functionality for just $199.99, and as part of the SLx product line, it comes with a guarantee of quality. SLx optics built Primary Arms Optics’ reputation for innovation, reliability, and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve the user in any environment.

“With the SLx RS-10, we’ve developed a tough-as-nails, pistol-ready optic that doesn’t break the bank,” says Stephen Morgan, Director of Product Marketing at Primary Arms. “It incorporates many of the outstanding quality of life features of premium pistol optics while also maintaining our commitment to reliability and value.”

To learn more or to order the new optic, click here.


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Which Type of Field Point is Best for Crossbows?

What is the best field point to shoot out of your crossbow? There really isn’t a right or wrong answer, well, depending upon which type of crossbow you are shooting. Older-style crossbows aren’t picky — you can get by with about anything. However, selection changes the newer you get and also how fast that crossbow […]

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The USCCA’s Statement on Senate Passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

West Bend, WI – The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), which is one of the fastest-growing organizations in the country representing responsibly armed Americans, released the following statement on final passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. 

“Fundamentally, the USCCA opposes the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.  We are encouraged by the bill’s significant investments in school safety programs and our nation’s mental health system.  However, our organization does not believe that taxpayer dollars should be used to fund ‘red flag’ law programs.  We know that legislation targeting law-abiding gun owners makes Americans less safe,” said USCCA President and Founder, Tim Schmidt.  “We will continue to encourage Congress to adopt critical legislation, like National Concealed Carry reciprocity, to ensure law abiding gun owners are able to protect themselves wherever they travel.”

As an organization representing more than 650,000 members nationwide, the USCCA carefully reviewed all elements of the proposed legislation and its potential impacts on law abiding gun owners.  We are concerned by the rushed process of consideration and believe the bill does not meaningfully address the critical issue of rising crime in our communities. 

“At the end of the day, criminals by nature do not follow the law.  Rather than making it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, we urge Congress to support policies that will protect our children in schools and families throughout our communities.  There are solutions in Congress right now to do this, but this rushed package is not the answer,” concluded Schmidt. 

About the USCCA.  The US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is an association of responsible, armed Americans whose members get exceptional self-defense education, lifesaving training, and self-defense liability insurance, preparing them for the before, during and after of a lawful act of self-defense.  The USCCA is the largest, fastest-growing self-defense association dedicated to responsible gun owners.”


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MidwayUSA Foundation Provides $750,000 inRange Development Grants

Columbia, MO – MidwayUSA Foundation has provided cash grants for the second year in a row to help ranges across the country improve and allow for more youth shooting sports activities.  This year, 47 grant recipients received $750,000, cumulatively. These competitive funds provide the opportunity for youth shooting teams to work with their existing ranges on improvements and expansions.  Both the dollars paid, and the recipient count increased since the 2021 grant cycle. The awarded grant funds will add approximately 1,581 additional youth shooting events across the country. 

Ed White, Founder of Metal Madness Shooting Sports Association, is one of this year’s Range Development Grant recipients. “I am proud to announce that with the help of MidwayUSA Foundation we will be adding a SASP 8 1/2 lane range this summer. We will begin construction on the range after the SASP Nationals in July and I have been working with Rick Leach, National Director of SASP, to put together a SASP regional match along with some invitational matches this fall and next spring.”

Along with additional youth shooting events, MidwayUSA Foundation’s Range Development grants will increase capacity, allowing 22,000 more athletes to participate. “A fundamental need of a shooting team is a place to shoot, and it is exciting to have the opportunity to fulfill another need in the world of youth shooting sports through our Range Development grants,” said MidwayUSA Foundation Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds. 

In addition to the Range Development Grant Program, MidwayUSA Foundation holds endowments for nearly 2,800 youth shooting teams and over 70 state and national youth shooting sports organizations through Agency and Donor Designated endowments. These organizations coordinate and conduct youth shooting events for over 125,000 shooting sports athletes. Some organizations assisted by MidwayUSA Foundation include SCTP, SASP, ATA, ACUI, USA Shooting, and more.

To see the full list of MidwayUSA Foundation Range Development grant recipients, visit  midwayusafoundation.org/. Applications for special purpose grants, like Range Development and Coach Training, will be accepted annually and applicants must hold an endowment with MidwayUSA Foundation to apply.  Youth shooting programs interested in improving their respective range should work closely with that range to complete the grant application. MidwayUSA Foundation’s next Range Development grant cycle opens on February 1, 2023. 


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Johnson Outdoors, National Wildlife Federation’s ‘Clean Earth Challenge’ Will Inspire Conservation Action, Improve Environmental Health

Participants Will Restore Land, Oceans, Waterways by Collecting 1 Million Pieces of Trash

Johnson Outdoors, a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, and the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization, are teaming up to advance natural resource conservation by creating the Clean Earth Challenge. The Challenge will call on tens of millions of individuals, families, students, teachers, environmentalists and leaders to get outdoors and take simple conservation actions to help improve the health of the planet by collecting 1 million pieces of trash. 

“Our commitment to leaving the planet better than we found it has always been at the core of Johnson Outdoors and our family of brands. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we work together with partners like the National Wildlife Federation as well as our consumers to ensure that our natural spaces are healthy and thriving for us and generations to come,” said Helen Johnson-Leipold, chairman and CEO of Johnson Outdoors.

“Cleaning up the waste and pollution that has contaminated our precious natural resources is critical to protecting the health of people and wildlife alike,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “By taking collective action on such a grand scale, we can work collaboratively to right the mistakes of the past and give wildlife the opportunity to thrive in our rapidly changing world. We are thrilled to be working with Johnson Outdoors and can’t wait to see the benefits that this challenge will have on our nation’s incredible wildlife and the habitats they call home.” 

The goal of the Clean Earth Challenge is to advance restoration and resilience of the nation’s greatest natural resources — the land and water that sustain people, wildlife and the planet. The


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Team Remington’s Nannini Dominates U.S. Open

Team Remington’s Zach Nannini had an impressive weekend at the ATA’s 2022 US Open landing multiple podium finishes. In addition to his perfect 200/200 performance in the Open’s Singles Championship, Nannini notched multiple wins including perfect 100/100 victories in the Trap and Field Singles Championship and NRA Singles Class AAA Championship. The U.S. Open was held at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL.

Aside from his multiple perfect rounds, Nannini also placed first in the Graf and Sons Doubles, Red Bud Doubles and the White Flyer Doubles AAA championship events. He rounded off his stellar performance by earning runner up in the Kubota Class Doubles AAA with a score of 98/100. Out of 525 total competition singles shot with Remington loads so far, Nannini has yet to miss a target.

“We always love seeing Big Green shooters at the top of the leaderboard and it was great to see Zach put up such impressive numbers at the U.S. Open,” said Joel Hodgdon, Director of Marketing for Remington Ammunition. “But this is just the warm up – Zach and all the Team Remington trap shooters are gearing up to win at the Grand American later this summer.”

Zach Nannini has been shooting firearms since the age of 10 and has continuously challenged the trap shooting community as a top contender. He has been a 5-time National Champion, 8 time All-American and was recently the 2021 Heartland Grand High Overall Champion.

Team Remington competes and wins with Premier STS shells. A winning combination of shot-to-shot consistency and target-crushing accuracy, Remington’s Premier STS® Target Loads set the benchmark for performance while being a favorite at the reloading bench. New for 2022, Remington has introduced Premier STS Low Recoil, offering competitive and casual shooters two new easy-on-the-shoulder 12ga loads. 


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Gold Tip Archers Continue Hot Streak in May/June Competitions

Team Members Dominate First and Second Leg of IBO Triple Crown Team Adds Additional Wins at ASA London

Gold Tip, an industry leader in carbon arrows and bolts, is celebrating strong finishes by multiple team archers during the months of May and June, including top podium finishes during the first two legs of the IBO Triple Crown. In addition, team members also topped the podium in three divisions during the TRU Ball/Black Eagle Pro/Am held in London, Kentucky.

Beginning in May at the 1st Leg of the IBO (International Bowhunting Organization) National Triple Crown, pro staffer Levi Morgan clinched first place in the Men’s Pro class with his Gold Tip 9.3 Pro shafts. Also competing in the Men’s Pro Class was fellow Gold Tip and Bee Stinger staffer Jason Bennett, who successfully took the third-place spot.

In the Senior Pro, Team Gold Tip and Bee Stinger staff manager Tim Gillingham took home second place. The team also dominated the podium elsewhere. In the Pro Bowhunter class, two of three podium spots went to teammates John Ball and John Saling. Meanwhile, Gold Tip staffer Mason Dowell won the top amateur class MBO with an impressive score of 417, seven points ahead of his nearest competitor.

The following month, at the ASA TRU Ball/Black Eagle Pro/Am, Team Gold Tip topped the podium in three divisions. In the Known Pro, Gold Tip archer Kyle Douglas took first place with a score of 456. In the Open Pro, Levi Morgan took the top spot with a total score of 428. Finally, Tim Gillingham topped the podium in the Senior Pro with a score of 472.


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MICROTECH® KNIVES INTRODUCES NEW COFFEE LINE IN COLLABORATION WITH ONENATION COFFEE

Bold Flavorful Roasts for Bold People

Microtech® Knives, globally recognized as a leader in fine knifemaking and world-renowned for their high quality, premium blades and cutting tools, today introduced Microtech Coffee, their new collaborative venture with OneNation Coffee. The line features five exclusive and flavorful roasts to please the palates of coffee connoisseurs everywhere.

The new Microtech Coffee line features five roasts with Microtech-themed names: Spartan, Hellhound, Apocalyptic, Razor Edge, and Pierced & Punctured. Spanning from dark roast to decaf, Microtech Coffee aims to offer a flavor profile for everyone. “Born out of the same desire to provide our fans with the highest quality blades, Microtech teamed up with OneNation Coffee. We’re offering these roasts to represent the same distinction and innovation you have come to know from our cutlery brand,” said Microtech co-founder and CEO Anthony Marfione.

Roasted to perfection in small batches, Microtech Coffee boasts origins from Tanzania, Columbia, and Brazil. Click to watch a video about Microtech Coffee https://youtu.be/aexjXAFnOyo.

Microtech Coffee, Bolder Than the Blade™


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The 5 Best RV Shower Heads (2022 Reviews)

Well, when you spend a lot of time traveling in your RV, like Jennifer and I do, taking a shower can be like one of the comforts from home. It makes those adventurous activities like hiking, biking, and camping, especially when it's muddy outside, a lot less problematic.
But, more importantly, a good shower head will help you conserve water... an important thing for boondockers.
Here are the best RV shower heads to keep you feeling clean while living on the road! 

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Heat Exhaustion Symptoms To Look Out For While RVing

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As we move into the hottest part of summer, it’s important to consider the environmental risks that RVers, campers, and other outdoorsmen face. Heat exhaustion is a very real threat to anyone who spends a lot of time in the sun. Even though it’s not always obvious from the get-go, there are several heat exhaustion symptoms that can let you know there’s a problem. 

As someone who has experienced heat exhaustion myself, it’s not a fun time! It interrupted my whole day and left me feeling weak, nauseous, and shaky. Thankfully, we were able to address it before it evolved into heat stroke, but this condition can be quite serious. 

Below, we’ll give you a comprehensive guide to heat exhaustion, including its symptoms, treatment options, prevention, and the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun, it’s important to know what to look out for!

What are the most common heat exhaustion symptoms?

First things first, you need to know the warning signs for heat exhaustion. This usually builds up over time and doesn’t hit you all at once. Some people might experience every symptom, while others only have a few. If you experience a combination of the following, it’s time to consider that you might have heat exhaustion. 

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How To Find Seasonal Jobs For Full Time RVers

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Thinking about the lifestyle of a full-time RVer often evokes images of seniors living in free and easy retirement. The truth is, many full-timers are middle-aged and younger people who aren’t nearly ready to retire yet.

For this younger group of RVers, employment and income is still very much an important part of life. Working at seasonal jobs in different places can be a great way to earn an income. 

An added bonus of a seasonal job is that working in one location gives you a great opportunity to meet people and explore an area of the country in your free hours. Seasonal jobs for full time RVers are easy to find when you know where to start looking.   

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How We Started Hunting!

By: Paul Murray

Sitting in my treestand for the first hunt of the season, my mind drifted back through my 30 years of hunting to the time when we got our first deer. I could not help but smile as I glanced up the ridge to the South West of my stand position.  Sitting there remembering the excitement, the happiness and the feeling of true accomplishment of the day that unfolded on that comfortable fall afternoon about 200 yards from where my treestand is located.

When I was 12 years old and my brother Scott was 10 we went on our first deer hunt with our father. We did not hunt on opening day, because the weather was forecasted to be miserable and dad didn’t want us to miss a full day of school. So we would have to wait until the first weekend of the season, as our shotgun season opened on Monday’s back then. That week was one of the longest I can ever remember. Finally it was Friday, we got out of school early that day and we headed to our families property in the South West Corner of New York State.

As soon as we got there, we got dressed and headed to the woods. We had spent so much time growing up in these woods, yet they seemed so different on this day, almost as if there was an actual purpose to being there. We only had about two and a half hours of daylight to hunt.

After we marched single file through the meadow in knee deep snow to the woods edge, dad stopped and looked at us and told us two things. First off, where we were headed, and secondly “When I stop, you stop!” That went in one ear and out the other for both of us.

We only had to walk another couple hundred yards to where we were hunting for the evening. We sat there for an hour when Dad looked at the two of us shivering with our noses running and said “Let’s move down the trail about one hundred yards, I know a good place to sit.” As soon as I jumped to my feet, about 100 yards down through the woods on the deer run we were hunting, I saw something move and did a double take.

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