Been a regular visitor of the site for many years, and finally got myself an account and joined the family. Located in Central Minnesota, hunting a combination of private and public land. Have had plenty of success over the years, but the greatest lesson I've learned is to never stop learning. Whether it be more walks through the woods during the off-season, shooting the gun or bow one more day a week, even if it means a couple of arrows, or listening to fellow hunters about their experiences. My day-to-day is in the Marketing department of a major boat company, and with such, I get to meet and listen to professionals of the fishing world. I've learned to become a sponge and it leads to me trying new things and opening my eyes to more opportunities. With that being said what would be your advice to yourself if you could go back to when you first started hunting? For myself, I'd mention the following: 1) Staying on the stand longer. I've seen/killed more deer during the 10-2 period when other hunters get up and move around than I ever expected. 2) Don't chase the new shiny toy. Master the gear you can afford and ethically hunt with and you'll become a better hunter. 3) Stay Humble. Always be a sponge/Don't be too good to learn from other hunters. You'll learn more, and keep more allies when it comes to finding a spot to hunt or having a helping hand in trailing that deer you didn't get the best shot on.