Till Next year
The hunting boots being set up till next year. A freezer stocked, but never full enough of rabbits, squirrels, grouse and pheasants. The memories of early morning trail coffee beside the cover as you wait in anticipation for shooting light. The flushes you heard but never seen, the shots you've taken but maybe shouldn't have. All you have now is memories until next season.
Now its time to look forward to sporting clays, and trap meets, gobbling turkeys and the subtle rise upstream that your positive was a surface take of a BWO, or was it just underneath taking a tan caddis pupa? Another small game year in the bag..