Well, I've been putting a lot of thought into starting this thread. I spent the last couple of nights re-reading my thread from last season, and realized that it was a great way to track the season. So, I'm going to do it again. There aren't many major changes this season (outside of the area and season). Marshall (my brother-in-law) and I put in for a party tag and drew out. I'm not making any changes to my set up this year. My set up is as follows: 2013 Bear Encounter, set at 70# and 27" DL, Cabela's Carbon Hunter arrow, cut at 28", with 100 grain Muzzy MX-3 broadhead, Trophy Ridge Punisher 5-pin sight, Whisker Biscuit Kill Shot rest, 5" Octane stabilizer and the Tru-Fire Patriot release. Our season runs from August 9 thru September 10. We are looking at hunting the 14 - 17 and 20 - 25 together. I also have the following weekend (Labor Day weekend) off. We have a couple of buddies that also drew the same tag as us, so we'll have us an awesome deer camp. Splitting the hunt is pretty awesome, as far as we are concerned. One of the problem we ran into last season was changing hunting areas cost us at least a day. Now we have the benefit of hunting hard for 3 - 4 days and deciding where we want to go next. The timing of the season is also a benefit for me. I'm running a Spartan race in October and will be in the middle of training for that as the season starts. I've got about two weeks of t-ball left, and once that's over, it'll be 2 - 3 mile runs a couple times a week and bodyweight training 5 - 6 days a week. It's my goal this year to fill my tag. I've got this "Tag Soup" monkey on my back and I'm itching to get it off. Hopefully, with everything I've learned over the last two seasons, the addition of a couple of experienced bowhunters, and lots of practice and exercise, I can get it done!