I had a pretty good year although I ended up a few unfilled tags from my trips.
The highlights though were spending time with my dad and brother in Ontario on a black bear archery hunt, coming out to Illinois for the first time on my first "solo" hunting trip and meeting Firediver for the first time, connecting on a doe the first night of archery in PA and connecting on a nice 10-point on the first day of rifle in PA.
Wow, lots of "firsts" in there!
All in all, I certainly can't complain! I had a great time on the hunts even if they didn't result in filled tags.
"Knowing when to shoot and when to wait is one sign of maturity in a bowhunter. Be patient and pick your aim point carefully." ~ Randy Ulmer
"I suppose it's the way of hunters. We are very odd fellows." ~ Peter Hathaway Capstick