I was thinking about something the other day, a fair amount posters on this thread mentioned mental strength as an important factor in their hunt. I would agree that mental strength or preparation is important. How would one go about conditioning them selfs in this area? Are there any techniques that add in mental preparation?
There is a common thread among elite military units, endurance and combat athletes. They all require a large degree of mental toughness. They train for this by pushing their bodies to the limit and beyond, under extreem conditions. I think the same methods can, and do, apply to successful hunting.
I guess I am a little sick in that I enjoy torturing myself, but because I have a tendancy to do this, I have no shame about calling it quits and heading home when I want to. I don't know if that makes any sense.