Any changes, equipment, new toys or other exciting stuff you are adding for Sept 1? For me:
Lab pup: My sons dog really, but since I help him train, I get to have the pup w/ me when I hunt. He'll be alongside my 7 year old yellow female. He's a good pup, gonzo to retrieve, loves the water, loves to please, and I think he just may love the smell of gunpowder more than we do. He'll be a tad over 6 months old on our first trip.
New Motor: Well, almost new. She's a Mud Buddy with a 23hp Kohler. Very clean. The guy we bought it from in ANC was a good guy, very honest, and bent over backwards to help us get it to FAI. This will be the first time I have not fought weeds with a jet, or a prop hung on back of the boat. WHOOP!!!
16' flatbottom: Not new to us, but we'll be using her w/ the new MB on the back. Could be a lot of fun. Have to get some welding and work done, and find a trailer.
Beretta Shotgun: Again, not new. As young adults we bought this shotgun for our dad. He used it for years, and as he no longer hunts, gave it back to me. It will be tough to leave the Benelli SBEII at home, but I think shooting the Beretta may be fun.
Heck, I'm already smiling and it is not even August yet,