Nothing beats the thrill of the chase! If your like our family, the fun begins before spring, when the new hunting regulations arrive. To be successful in hunting, you have to do your homework. That’s the time when we start planning what to hunt, where to hunt, and how to plan the hunt. This is also the time we start shopping for the latest camo patterns, hunting gear, and safety gear. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I start shopping for my trip. Even more so, now that my kids are getting old enough to get out in the woods and enjoy the actual hunt with me. I have even more fun buying little versions of the stuff I love to buy for myself. It’s important to understand and know the area you are hunting in. It helps to research online hunting forums, where you can learn a lot of the ins and outs about a certain area. The friendships built on these forums can last a lifetime. It’s important to give and take from these boards, to make them useful to everyone. The best part about hunting, whether you share the experience with your friends or family, the bond, the memories, will last a lifetime. I look back on my childhood, and my favorite memories were those memories that my parents gave me, with a childhood full of the outdoors.