Saturday, March 9, 2013

Finding a balance in Hunting and Family life.

 I know this videos if several months old, and most of us have seen it, but man it still hits home for me.  The struggles I face every year going out hunting, spending time in the field.  To leave my family every year, to chase my passion, and wild game.  Trying to find the balance between the two can be very difficult, especially with a wife that does not hunt, and a young daughter not yet old enough too.

 I struggle with this throughout the year.  Knowing that when fall comes I will be wanting to spend multiple long weekends in the field away from them. So the rest of the year, I find myself avoiding other things that I could be out doing.  In my mind this saves up my time so I can spend that time in the field.  Probably not the right way to think, but is how my mind works.  I know my wife supports me in my adventures, at the same time, hates it when I leave.

How do you find that balance between the two?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sharing your Hunt Success

Just a quick hit post:

I have been thinking allot lately about how we hunt as a group.  A as group our mentality has always been if one person is successful, and takes home meat, we all take home meat.  This is the mentality we have always had, and always will.  To us we hunt as a group, help each other tracking down the game, then packing it out, so we all should share in the bounty.

So this got me wondering, is there different mentalities out there when it comes to sharing the fruits of a hunt. Is there the mentality that it was my tag so all the meat is mine, which to me, unless hunting by yourself, is a totally different way of thinking than what I am used too, especially if the whole group helps find and pack it out.

I have to say I love the group of guys I hunt with because it is truly a group effort in every aspect.  From putting the hunt together before hand, to sharing the meat afterward. Case and point, I ate tag soup last season, but still have a freezer full of meat, thanks to my generous friends who shared theirs with me, man I like hunting with them fellas.

Would love to hear any other thoughts.