Can’t wait to pick up a firearm this year. it’s been a for lack of better words a poor producing season. I’ve tagged one turkey (walk and stalk ground hunting) and one doe (still hunting). I’ve passed on everything in sight and had 5 encounters with my target buck inside of 50 yards and no clear ethical shots. Once at 7 yards!!! Sometimes close is too close. I’m ready to take some new hunters out and live vicariously through their inexperienced eyes and try to recapture that joy and pride a small buck and a delicious doe should bring. I’ve got my .50 cal blackpowder pistol warmed up (what I carried last year during modern gun) and I may break out a few 100yr old wartime relics, oh and my Ithaca 37 Deerslayer. She’s getting lonely. I’ve hunted 4 days a week for 2 months straight, across thousands of acres. I’ve just hit a wall. I got 5 tags left though. And I shall resume the frustration in a couple weeks.