Deer hunting season is upon us. And while I personally have never even shot a gun, I do enjoy being outside, letting the cares of the day fall away while I focus on the moment and enjoy the beautiful scenery and maybe even a glimpse of a deer or a wild turkey. After all, I bet if you ask most people why they hunt, it will be for the satisfaction they get from a hunting trip. The most likely means the reward of coming home with a five-point buck, but it also comes from the relaxation of getting away from the hassles of day-to-day life.
Whether you’re an avid hunter or just a spectator, think about spending some time enjoying the opportunities that Stokes County has to offer. The Singletree Lodge and Cabins provides the perfect retreat for a hunting trip with the boys or a weekend getaway with your spouse. Recently ranked as one of America’s best hunting lodges by Maxim Magazine, this 7-room lodge is located on a 1,000 acre wilderness preserve. Walk through the tree-covered rolling hills and you’ll see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and many other types of wildlife, including a variety of birds, plenty of squirrels and raccoons, and maybe even a bear.
Hunting not your thing? Then try fishing. You can cast your line into the Dan River while at Singletree Lodge, or head a few miles north to Jessup Mill, where there’s plenty of great fishing along this section of the Dan River. No matter where you choose to fish, you’ll find clear water and beautiful scenery, as the rock outcroppings that make Hanging Rock State Park famous can be found at various other spots along the Dan.
Photo courtesy of Singletree Gun and Plough
Hunting, fishing, hiking or camping, a wealth of opportunities abound for those of us who love the outdoors in Stokes County. And this month is a great time to take advantage of those activities, before the cold winter weather sets in.