The winter undoubtedly thwarts many outdoor plans in most parts of the country. If you don't believe me, just wait until the first warm weekend in February. There will be more lawnmowers heard than any other time of the year.
Hunters and fishermen will tell you about the importance of confidence. It is really a major part of the battle when it comes to patience and persistence. For instance, if I know I have always caught fish in a certain hole; I will fish that hole slower and with a greater awareness of an imminent bite.
For nearly twenty years I have made my way to the barn during rifle season. It's an easy place to go while enjoying so much. I park on one side, climb up the ladder, and walk to the other side where I'm sitting right now.
I love hunting the Midwest. I've been going there for several years and look forward to it each year at this time. Not only do I get to see some friends that I have come to know, but I get to chase some really big bucks.
When I look back over my years of deer hunting, I see how much I have changed. I can remember the first time I arrowed a doe. It was also the first time I followed a blood trail, and the first time I ever field dressed a deer.
Have you ever wondered about wonder? I mean have you ever thought why you attribute beauty or awe to certain things? Have you ever been amazed how a large tree can grow from the tiniest crack in a massive rock?
I've always prided myself on trying anything once. Now that doesn't mean that I throw all caution to the wind and do things like swim with alligators, but generally I'm game for giving something a first shot.