Hey Lon, I'm glad to hear you are going to try and get some hunting in first. I have not been able to hike at all since last fall due to the intense back and leg pain so I'm ready to agree with the surgery. At this point, I'm not sure how many he will be fusing. I had an MRI, then xrays, now I have to have CT scans next week then make the 200 mile treck back down to talk to my surgeon again in a few weeks. Will let you know.
take care my friend
" That which does not kill me only makes me stronger"