Well Jay, since we'll be at the camper down at the lodge. The tub won't work because we don't have one and the shower in a cabover isn't all that comforting. The warm milk has never done more for me than make me have to get up and take a leak just after I fall asleep. As far as the roll in the hay, I don't think my hunting partners would appreciate my advances too much. Heck, even if I could get to sleep, the trailer full of snoring, gas emitting buddies I have wouldn't let me sleep for long. The funny thing is that this is the kind of stuff that I wait all summer for. My boy just started hunting and I give him a hard time for being such a good sleeper the night before, I never could at his age. Then again this is his first year with a gun, so I bet he'll be seeing the same things every time he closes his eyes - green heads and pintails.
You guys actually sleep before the opener? For the past 15 years it's been the all night Monopoly marathon in the trailer because none of the guys can sleep.
Normally, each gun get's cleaned 2-3 times, shells loaded into vests, counted, recounted, calls untangled, etc. Between that and your occasional turn at Monopoly we're never actually managed to get to sleep the night before...
It's like a kid on Christmas Eve... but you don't outgrow it.
I will hope for a few hours at best.Even if I could go to sleep all the other guys would probably keep waking me up.
Hey Quacker Wacker,now that your son is shooting this year he probably wont sleep either.My son last year on his 1st hunt was bouncing around the cab like a ping pong ball.
Then agian maybe by Dec. I'll be able to sleep well before a hunt.(I doubt it )