By the time January rolls around, it's really easy to hang up your gear and throw in the towel. Let's face it; extreme cold temperatures, late-season burnout, and ballgames on the tube are all pretty good excuses to stay at home. However, there is no better way to kick off the New Year than climbing into a treestand and taking advantage of a golden opportunity. Limited outside hunting pressure, dwindling late-season food sources, predictable patterns, and increased daytime activity are just some of the reasons why you should stick with it. In fact, some of my best bucks have been tagged long after the much anticipated rut had fizzled out and the final buzzer was about to sound off.