I say spring because there was still snow on the ground in places when we left. Here's a shot of the bear country I hunt and believe me, there ARE bears.
This year I brought my buddy and his daughter with Kayla and I. The two just "happen" to be best friends.
Here is a shot of the 16 year old stand. This year we had to "beef" it up as it was getting a little creaky.
The first night was Kayla's. But after being in the stand only a few minutes, we missed a gorgeous 6ft blackie but quickly re grouped and bagged this young one an hour later a 12:06am!