What's Your Favorite Part of Hunting?
I realize this depends on what you are hunting. So feel free to answer as many times as you like.
I like hunting deer and hogs. And the part of that I like the best is what I call the reconnaissance phase.
I like figuring out the trails they use, when they use them and which way they are going. I like thinking about the prevailing wind and where the sun comes up and goes down and how to take advantage of it. I like looking for good concealed positions with good fields of fire.
The shooting part is mainly about confirming the work I've done. I suppose I could use a camera, but I like hanging out with hunters more than photographers. And a rifle feels so good in my hands in the woods.