Oh, how things have changed! Well some things at least. The overall spirit of my hunting life, and life in general hasn’t really changed one whit, but Lord have mercy when it comes to gear and technology, especially archery gear, it is a whole brave wild new world out here.
When my dad and I would hit the north Michigan deerwoods in the 1950s and ’60s we just had our old yew and Osage longbows and cedar arrows in a backquiver.
There were no camo hunting clothes to be found back then and nobody I knew had ever heard of a treestand or commercial groundblind.
We wore standard plaid wool shirts and jackets and earthtone corduroy pants with lace-up leather boots.