The hunting of game is perfect. The killing of game is perfect. We must stand proud as hunters that we joyously participate in the miraculous circle of life, which happens to include, death.
Give me a moment here, would you please. I must gather my thoughts, calm my nerves and do everything in my substantial power to manage the tsunami of emotional wreckage currently coming undone. You see, it is the end of February 2021, and my beloved white-tailed deer season in Texas comes to a painful, heartbreaking, screeching halt on March 1st, and quite honestly, I just don’t know what to do with my bad-self.
Out here in the pure, natural, instinctual world of hands-on nature participation in the perfect hunting, fishing, trapping conservation lifestyle, where you can find it, such joy remains as beautiful as ever for those of us smart and determined enough to live it, demand it, promote it and celebrate it!
Each year hunters in Texas have been surprised and rewarded with encounters and much-appreciated exotic venison from everything from African kudu, waterbuck, impala, zebra, elk, red stags and assorted critters from around the world, that have escaped over time from exotic game ranches and provided one heck of a bonus from the wild.
I constantly celebrate my extreme good fortune to share deer hunting campfires with the best people. Life’s blessings come in many forms, but to connect so intimately, so often, every season with so many great families could very well be the greatest blessing of them all.
I’ve been hopelessly addicted to the mystical flight of the arrow from a very young age, and thank God, that archery/bowhunting love affair has only increased at a breakneck pace every year since.
I’ve lamented often how after moving to Texas 19 years ago, that I so miss my favorite snowy bowhunts in the winter wonderland. Alas! My white-on-white dream snowstorm hunt finally came, and I didn’t even have to fly back to the Great Midwest!
Keep that hunting spirit alive with all you’ve got. Planned and prioritized intelligently, the hunt never ends. There is no such thing as too much fun!
When approached with the proper mindset, each and every hunt will provide important lessons in not only how to be more efficient deer hunters, but more importantly, how these powerful lessons of cause and effect can be applied to our everyday lives for overall upgrade.
The toxic ingredients that made 2020 so bad are tragically still with us as we zoom into 2021. My recommendation is to learn from what works best to mitigate the bad stuff and cleverly pursue that which maximizes the good stuff. Good luck, Godspeed, Happy New Year and good hunting forever.