My buddies (Roland, Jason) and I were up north for our annual hunting trip, for Roland and I this is our 3rd year and the 2nd year that our buddy Jason has joined us. We spent most of our time out on the woods sitting at our blinds hoping we would see some activity from the bush, sadly, nothing was stirring this year. We ended up coming home empty handed, but still I enjoy hunting for more then just the hunt, in fact I'm just as happy not filling my tags as I am bagging our limit. For me our week long hunting trips are about spending time with my friends, getting up early every morning, spending just about the entire day outdoors, only coming back to the house for lunch, before heading back out the blind for the rest of the afternoon. Then when the sun sets, heading back to the house, getting warm by the fire, having a couple of beers, telling the same old stories and doing it all over again the next day. 

This year it was much the same, Roland and I were up at the family compound (AKA my Grandma's place) a bit before the start of deer season, we wanted to spend sometime setting up the blinds, putting down a bit more feed and checking our trail cams. Jason joined us the next evening, it's great seeing him, we were hoping he would be our lucky charm again this year. Last year, we got our first deer, we're thinking it was because Jason was up there. 

The weather was fairly mild this year, it was cold (as usual) during the night and early morning, but once the sun was up, the temps started to rise, by mid afternoon it was long sleeve weather. I guess with the warmer weather it was throwing the bucks off from the rut and keeping them deeper into the bush. My trail cam caught lots of Activity during the night, but sadly, the only thing we saw during the day was deer poop and a bunch of turkeys. Like I said, I'm more interested in the experience then the thrill of the hunt, from the pics below, you'll see it was about just spending time with my friends, whether it's sitting out in the bush, batoning kindling, or grabbing a bite to eat, you can't ask for a getter group of guys to spend time with. 

During the trip, Roland and I also received some terrible news, it looks like the RCMP has decided to reclassify the Swiss Arms Classic Green life of rifles, as well as the CZ 858, we're not sure if it's all of them, or some of them. We'going to be affected by the CZ 858 reclassification, apparently they're converted automatics, we'll have to wait until we're back in they to know more for sure. Here's the pics from the trip: