I've got a MN archery tag in my pocket, but not sure I'll make opening day (next Wednesday) because I leave Thursday morning for the Black Hills. Just a quick, long Easter weekend. Pretty excited to be back chasing Merriams.
The following weekend is a meet & greet with the women who will be hunting in the Women in the Outdoors mentored archery turkey hunt. This will be at my archery club, Chilakoot Bowhunters. They will participate in a 3D shoot and learn some of the info needed on their hunt later in May. We'll let them know what to expect on the hunt and have them shoot from blinds and learn some hunting and calling techniques.
First weekend in May, I'll be in Wisconsin with the young son of a good friend, trying to get him his 1st bird.
The following week will see us in WS (season D) for a full 5 days. We camp and hunt pretty hard. Got 3 tags for this week!
The next weekend is the women's hunt. This is a ton of fun. 5,000 acres owned by the U of M. We stay right at the facility just like a big hunting camp. Most of these women have never hunted anything and listening to them telling their stories after the hunt each day is a true pleasure.
In between all this I'll try to fill my MN tag before and after work, or whenever I can get a free couple hours.
Told my wife I'll see her in June.