Well, I got the itch this afternoon and loaded up my gear and drove east of where I live. I was looking for new areas to hunt that might hold some Turkeys, Rabbits, Jacks or other critters. My first location didn't yield much. However, I did find some deer tracks around that area. So now I know a spot to look for deer whenever deer season comes up for that area. Then I decided to take a road through an area I've never been. Wow, beautiful mountains, pine trees, oaks... it was an amazing drive and I'm glad I took it. Although, I now wish I had a booklet of Bobcat tags, because while I was scouting around I came across one. However, I must admit I was probably under gunned so having a tag wouldn't have helped much. It was cool to find/come across my first one though and I made a note of where I saw it for a future trip. Other than the beautiful scenery, the tracks and the bobcat, I didn't see much else. The area I was driving and walking through was vast though and I'll probably not wander into that area too far without having a hunting buddy with me. I also have to say, it is really, really cold in the areas from 4000 to 6000 feet. Wow, with the wind blowing around 15 miles an hour it was pretty chilly. I was prepared for it though and it didn't bother me at all. Well, hopefully one of these trips I'll come back with something to show for it. However, for now I am content with getting out and learning the ropes.