One thing that has challenged me to pursue backcountry hunting now, more than ever, is for the fact that I never want to be defined as a lazy hunter, nor do I want to share stories about how I was driving down this road, and saw this buck, to which I stepped out of my vehicle and pulled the trigger. To each his own, but I haven't been able to find any glory in that way of "hunting", for myself. Road hunting to me is something reserved for old guys, my wife and children. I'm abandoning the practice in my quest.
Another way of hunting that I'll be giving up, is stand hunting, at least for the most part. Even though it is a very effective way of hunting, especially if you do your homework, but it bores the heck out of me. I like to pursue, I like to be on my feet, hunting, not waiting. I want to see new areas and search for the unknown. To go somewhere few have been, to which few are willing to go to. So that's exactly what I am going to do, and that's exactly what I am preparing myself for this September.