Wow...that is weird SoxFan that you were from Scotch Plains? We'll that will give us more to talk about when we get together. Gotcha on the stands, no issue for me I always used a climber in Ramminessin, matter of fact I use a climber period...with as many stands as there are in the parks you need one just to get into those spots, especially if someone put a stand there but rarely shows. I did have fun, but like I said it was a hard season for me..I think if I had taken the does /bucks when i had a chance instead of passing early season, I would not have felt as much pressure to get a deer...it almost made it more of a mission than a passion yanno...and i don't like that feeling, takes away from the experience. Ok so its potentially looking like we might try to get together next Friday? i have to check, if that works for me..not sure what the wife has planned.
boopie, where you plan on going in zone 12, private land or public? Looks like I'll be checking out Turkey Swamp...its close to work so I can get a morning hunt in during the week (if I get my preference in the lottery) and then not burn any vacation time. Anyway, we'll talk more when we meet up. See ya soon fellas!