4th year attempting the whole "outdoorsy" hunting thing. Should let you know the only thing I have ever achieved while hunting in the great outdoors is a near death experience, but that is another story for another time. So I have begrudgingly promised to go out 1 more time for the first day of firearm season. One day & if no success I am D O N E! It may be a conspiracy. My husband began with a city girl that never got up before 7 am for anything. Now after dragging my butt to the woods, pre-dawn, in the bitter cold, to sit in the dark, with noises coming from all sorts of unseen (and I am sure ungodly) creatures, praying for daylight, all to wait until bladder rupture is a distinct possibility, without having the skill, patience, or ability to connect. Heck, I cannot even see them in the woods because when you grow up in the heart of the city (this is hard for country boys to understand) the whole landscape looks the same! Those sneaky devils blend right in. So he now has a wife that jumps out of bed at @ 3:30 am during deer season, gets the coffee rolling, a hot breakfast (small cause he eats more later), will fetch whatever he left in the other room & send him out with a kiss. Then prepare for a huge buffet for post hunting meal. Eggs, coffee cake, juice, bacon, sausage etc...will all be waiting. Just please please please leave my unskilled, non-hunting, scared of the dark woods, need more than 1/4 cup of coffee & a smoke, butt at home! great training plan for the perfect "deer season wife" and the sneaky man has pulled it off!