Unfortunately it seems that life does not always go as planned. After nearly 9 months of waiting for this next hunting season to arrive my S.O. and I encountered a major setback which changes things just a bit. Not only will our hunting season be more of a challenge(if not impossible for him), but I now question the safety of this city we live in. About a week ago he was assaulted and badly injured for absolutely no reason by some unknown assailants who I now wish to injure myself! He will be off work for months due to several broken ribs and has a cast on the arm which also happens to bear his trigger finger. Though archery is not his thing, his passion, goose hunting, will have to wait until next year I'm afraid. In past years we have done all our scouting for deer together and his muscle was my tree stand set up help. Archery opens on August 30th here and the 25th for black bear. I have no stands hung. Nothing is ready. Last year I waited until the last minute to do my set up and really didn't want the same to happen this year but it appears that I am not in luck! I will have to go venturing on my own next weekend and see what I can manage in terms of finding a spot for my stand.
All I can hope for now is his speedy recovery.