Re: Bring it in or not?
Looks like I'm in the minority here. I shoot mine everytime I'm done hunting for the day, then I'll take it home and give it a quick clean.
Several years ago I tried leaving it loaded. I hunted the entire season without firing it, leaving it in my truck when not hunting. On the last day of the season I finally had an opportunity; 4 doe trotted past at about 20yds. I pulled the trigger and was rewarded with the longest hangfire I'd ever experienced, at least 3 seconds between the pan going off and the rifle discharging. I was actually starting to lower the rifle when it went off.
I know guys do it every year with no problems, but I'll stick with playing it safe.
If you're having trouble hunting for deer,
don't wish things were easier;
wish you were smarter.