A friend of mine finally took me out to learn the great sport of hunting this past monday. First of all, let me give a thanks to him for his help and for him taking the time to instruct me. We started out eating breakfast in a local truck stop near Cloverdale, Indiana. The food was great and there were many people in the joint to talk to about the day to come. The fog was heavy that morning and we headed out to his private 280 acre land about 5:30am. I was very excited and nervous at the same time. He took the time to make sure that I had the proper equipment and clothing(it sure did get cold sitting in that stand). We loaded all of our belongings onto the quad runner and header for the wooded area. My stand was 20 feet in the air, and was kind of scary at first(I am 6-03 270 and the seat was about half the size of my arse). I got into the stand and pulled my 1187 with BSA cateyes scope up into my lap and plugged in my ear piece to my radio. I was all ready to spot my first deer, and I waited.....and waited and waited. Long story short, I didn't see any deer that day, but the sounds of the grey squirrels and birds was a real eye opener. I can honestly say that this was the most enjoyment I have had in a while. The sun rising, and then setting 12 hours later made me realize that there is more than life than the "daily grind". I look forward to becoming more envolved in hunting next year and if nothing else, I look forward to being in the natural wonder that we call the wild. I don't know what I expect from this post, but I wanted to put it out there to anyone thinking of taking up the sport. Even if I never see a deer, it is very calming and eye opening to get out into the "wild". I encourage anyone that is thinking about trying the sport to do so, and if you get a chance tell the deer to come out next year. speedway Wanna kill these ads? We can help!