And I am not even hunting elk the first week, helping my friends in an area I only hold a deer tag. And see way more elk than deer here. And I am so excited I can hardly function. I am a mess. Going in to cache some goodies for them and check cams this weekend. Hope to take long distance pics of the candidates as well. Last trip in until I set up camp the weds/thurs before opener.
I love that your still this amped, thats encouraging. I keep wondering if this excitement will fade over time but every year it seems to be building!
My countdown app reads 21 days 11 hours 10 mins and 6 secs until MT opener as I write this. Trying to lock things down at work, finish up my honey do list at home and make sure all is set cause once that date hits.....I'm useless to the world.
I am icing, heating, Ibuprofen-ing and resting it as much as possible.
On top of that, the other adult that I was planing on hunting with is not hunting this year. I am hoping like crazy I can get my son to join me for 6 nights backpacked in. We will have provisions at the truck as well this year just in case but 6 nights is a spell.
My son's string and cables arrived yesterday so I need to get those installed at the shop and have them set it all up to him. Also, school began today which has added a new element of stress for all.
Worst case, I have taken off from Aug 30 - Sept 5 and I will be up hunting solo. Really nervous about the possibility of taking an elk solo.
It's gone really quick because I've been so busy, but the next 18 hours are gonna drag on :)
Leave tomorrow, won't actually start hunting until the 16th :) Takes a while to get there apparently