Yesterday was Saturday, September 28th, 2013. I’ve been focusing on this date for months now and to my dismay, it passed without grand stories of whitetail deer, incredible patience or tenderloin dinners.
I had imagined myself putting my gear on beside my old Ford, walking through the wilderness with only my headlamp to guide me, creeping into my natural blind and patiently waiting for a glorious 10-point buck to find its way into my hunting area. I had even enjoyed the thoughts of texting pictures to my friends and oh, that exciting call home to tell my wife of my success!
Instead of doing these things, I drove to Winchester to visit Gander Mountain. A few days ago the manager called to let me know that they still hadn’t received my string and cables and that I should consider picking up my bow.
This whole ordeal has really taken the wind from my sails. I’ve been so frustrated about it that I have tried not to think about the outdoors, much less write about it. But I’m not one to let things get me down for long. Hopefully I’ll figure out something about my bow but even if I don’t, I’m reminding myself that there is still squirrel season, rifle season, trout fishing and a backwoods adventure over the next couple of months. So, hopefully I’ll keep publishing interesting, entertaining, and relevant posts.
In the immediate future, I’ll be publishing a series on marksmanship that will definitely help you become a better shooter. Additionally, it looks like I’m even going to have a guest post from a well-respected fellow blogger about pistol accuracy as part of this series.
Until then, watch your top knot.