How To Choose

February 11, 2014

It’s funny that a few weeks ago I was sort of bemoaning the fact that all of my hunting has been right here at the ranch.  I haven’t been anywhere in ages.  And suddenly, I have to start making choices about which hunts I can manage and which I can’t.  Just this coming spring there’s the opportunity for hogs in Mississippi, turkeys somewhere between here and CA, hogs in CA, and an exotics hunt here in TX with some of my friends from CA…  and the spring hunting fever is only just cranking up.

It sounds great, of course, and I’m sort of stoked.  But somewhere in that mix I have to work the day job.  I have to pay for all this.  No sponsors are kicking out for me to load up the truck and burn fuel hither and yon.  There is, truly, only so much time in a day… a month… a year.  And even more truly, there’s only so many ducats in my bank account.  This seems to happen every year, along with the realization that I probably can’t do it all.

I know, I know… “oh, poor, pitiful Phillip.”

I can hear your empathetic moans of commiseration, and the sentiment is honestly appreciated.

So are donations.

But I digress…

Actually, I’m not sure I can digress if I didn’t really know what point I was trying to make in the first place.  It’s just one of those crazy times… famine to feast… and like pretty much any other hunter, I only wish I could take advantage of every opportunity that arises.  Alas.

Oh, and no donations, please.  Hold onto your money.  Go hunting.


4 Responses to “How To Choose”

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  2. JAC on February 11th, 2014 12:38

    From what I could tell, Texas has all the turkeys. I mean, I grew up in Missouri and I’ve seen some turkeys, but I’ve never seen anything like the flocks in the Hill Country.

  3. Phillip on February 11th, 2014 13:24

    There may be a bird or two around here, huh, John? The big flock down by the river is making up again, and I even saw some strutting about a week ago. Just hope they spread back up this way again.

  4. JAC on February 11th, 2014 16:09

    To say nothing of the flock we saw from the blind. The blind in which you did a wall sit for an hour. No one challenge Phillip to a wall sit contest.