I'm not doing anything significant, so I packed up a lunch, and a rifle, and my wife and I headed for a friend's camp.
It is wonderful to live in country like this. Drive for half an hour, park on the side of the road, step into the bush. Instant wild. It is truely amazing. It takes awhile to get clear of the sound of traffic, but it is worth it. This camp is on a lake at the top of a LONG hill. About four miles (up hill) to the lake, launch the boat left there at the end of the path, row 15 or 20 minutes across the lake, haul another 10 minutes up the hill to the camp.
We saw VERY fresh moose tracks, deer tracks, I saw 4 ruffed grouse (three weeks until hunting season!). Rested at the camp for a short while, had lunch, rowed about on the lake, then down the hill to the car and home.
Fired two shots at 150 meters at a target to be sure my rifle was on......two bulls. The rifle (Remington Model 7 .223 Rem., with 4X Leupold Compact scope)is my convenient gun, light, reasonably powerful, I carry it always in the bush, unless I am seriously hunting, in which case I carry a shotgun or a heavier rifle......
I love the woods.