Today ends deer hunting season in Kentucky. Crap.
I am so disappointed in this past season. We worked hard for deer, and didn’t get an opportunity for a shot. We lost the best hunting days to work obligations, and there wasn’t much we could do about that.
Want to define the ultimate state of agony for a hunter? Have him/her count inventory on a Saturday during the peak of the rut. It’s horrendous. It sucks!
It also didn’t help that the deer seemed pressured and went nocturnal. Now I understand why hillbillies spotlight deer at night. I still agree that this practice should be illegal, but what an easy way to get meat.
Thankfully a good friend gifted me an inner tenderloin and backstrap from a deer he took this year. I am very thankful for that. At least I’ll get some venison this winter even if it’s not my own. However, when I open the freezer door, its creak sounds like such failure to me. Ugh, a mostly empty void. Maybe I’ll just unplug it. Maybe I’ll just sell it and become a vegetarian.
Maybe I’ll just go city folk and buy a side of pork or beef and give up.
I can’t do that though, you all know that. I’ve spent my life bouncing back from knock down after knock down. Determination has been my saving grace, but I need some more successes and less neutral outcomes.
I need a dose of awesomeness.
Most failures are due to a lack of preparation. This can be due to a lack of knowledge, wisdom, or both. To define this better; knowledge concerns how to do something, wisdom is when’s best to do it. We get both of these through time and experience, that’s why it’s so important to keep trying.
To further elaborate, most successes come with an element of risk. If you want reward, you must take on risk. You can play it safe, and not see much happen in your life. Or, you can take a chance and get paid. I’m going to take on more risk, but a highly calculated risk.
I have surmised that if I want to get a deer in 2014, I must start hunting earlier. Most deer taken during deer season are during modern gun, however, this statistic may also be skewed because so many hunters concentrate in this season. If I want to hunt unpressured deer, I must hunt outside the pressured window. This means a significant investment in time and money. However, like most things, if you split it up you will find that you can get much done quickly.
First things first, I need to relearn bow hunting. I gave it up when the deer were plentiful and I could just sit on a bucket and shoot them with a rifle. I always tend to find the most expedient and cheapest way of doing something, and this was it. Lazy? Yeah, that’s probably so.
Bill Gates always said that if you want something improved, hire a lazy man because he’ll find the easiest way to do it. If I worked for him, I’d probably be his vice president.
I’ll let you tag along during this renewal process, and it’s starting now.
Thanks for reading,