Ever wonder why bow hunting is such an enjoyable sport? For me it was a quiet time to spend in the woods, a time to enjoy nature at its best. In addition to the possible shot at a deer, there is so much to see and learn.
I always liked to get into my stand at least a half hour before day light. This gives me time to get settled and quiet. During this period of time I like to listen to the sounds of the forest and the story it is telling.
For instance, the cracking of leaves as an old raccoon heads for its daily resting place. The voices of birds as they start their day in search of food and the sound of falling nuts as the squirrels prepare for winter.