Diane, during my first outing at age 4, my parents whispered, "Shhhhhhhh....quiet...if you make too much noise you'll scare them back in the ground." Also, this is my 50th season too. It's been a memorable one, too. It's great to hear of your experience and passion for the hunt. I suspect we're all a special breed, the product of strong formative experiences. Hope you had a great season.