I clearly remember one specific time I heard this song... I was less than 10yrs old and glassing deer from our white wood paneled caravan with my dad. I was laying on the roof with my binoculars and note pad, I'd keep track of how many deer we saw and the size of the bucks, my dad was standing leaning against the van with his binos too and this song came on the radio. Of course I knew every word and he said to me ***If I was telling you this in person this would be said in my comical serious "supervisor for life" impression of my dad*** "you might not understand this song now but you sure will when you're older T.J.". Well dad, +20yrs later and I get it ha! And we still glass that same valley for deer, he won't lemme get on the roof anymore though...
Anyways just wanted to share that little tidbit, still hands down my favorite song next to Alan Jackson "Drive".
Well this fall we have a whole mess of things going down. This thread is going to be almost like a journal, not just only a hunting journal but a journal of the adventures that are in store for us this year.
In chronological order...
1) There's a job change coming up this fall that has us relocating. We have no idea where we're being relocated to but in two days we find out! We couldn't be more stoked, we have high hopes for out west but it's not in our hands at the moment. This summer is going to involves searching for jobs, packing, finding a place to live, all the while planning my hunts for this fall and educating myself on the hunting and fishing opportunities in the next state we're moving to. I'll be touching back in with updates on this throughout the process.
2) As some people may know, last year we drew Any Elk rifle tags in the breaks with less than a 1% chance of drawing and we all killed bulls making some great friends in the process. Well this year we rolled the dice again and drew the archery tag for the same unit, once again with very slim odds... Fortunately we hiked our butts off last fall and we were there last August on a scouting trip so I'm not too concerned with scouting for the unit. More so just developing game plans and now developing plans that incorporates a boat since we'll have a boat this year. Also if everything goes right I'll be out there a couple days before the season and hunting through the 3rd week of September. You can click this link for my old thread on last years hunt: https://www.hunttalk.com/threads/all-or-nothing-2018-missiouri-breaks-elk.284353/
3) This isn't hunting related but the first weekend in October, the weekend right before we move, I'm getting married! So stoked! We've been wedding planning like crazy and it's been intense but it's all going to be worth it. She's hands down the best damn woman I've ever met. Together we do all sorts of projects, workout, crossfit, snowboard, and hunt and fish together. This spring she got her first turkey and I swear I've never been more proud or more excited to knock a turkey down. You can find the link to the turkey hunt here: https://www.hunttalk.com/threads/is-it-always-going-to-be-like-this.289374/
4) After the wedding there is a MT deer hunt in November planned and well the rest is going to be a journal of my adventures in whatever state we get put it. I'm sure it's going to be a comical and frustrating yet humbling experience due to the fact our more popular choices of locations are going to be out west or hunting in areas that are nothing like the big woods of PA or farm fields of OH. I really hope to be able to find some birds for the pup whether it be upland or ducks. Either way I'm extremely excited, I love hunting new ground! If it's an adventure, then I'm in. Like most people who've hunted with me know that there's no mountain I wouldn't want to climb and when I get to the top I'm looking for the next highest place. I go by the "grass is always greener" tactic when hunting haha
Anyways this is just a starter, sorry for the no pics yet but I hope to have some good context for you throughout 2019 and thanks for tagging along!