Although we live, breath, and sleep the outdoors, we all experience the time of the year called The Spring Lull. It's that time of the year when waterfowl season has been closed for a few months and the local turkey seasons are winding down. It's when we start twiddling our thumbs thinking about what's next and wondering what we could do to make the upcoming season more successful. It's when we sit around reading DU magazines or looking at old Mack's PW and Cabela's catalogs just waiting on the newest version to be sitting in the mailbox.
Now all we can do is sit and ponder that just 86 short days ago we were leaning against a tree or sitting in our favorite pit blind with some of our best friends and family enjoying what we live the whole year for. As the days start to get longer we shift our thinking towards fishing, baseball, and golf all while in the back of our minds it's nothing more than a cover up for counting down the days to hunting season.
Most of us would hunt for a living if we could maintain the same lifestyle and some of us would do it even if it meant living in our trucks for a few months. I can say that I have been blessed to work in the outdoor industry for the last 12 years and I love every day of it. The downside? I work the most during hunting season so that outdoorsman can enjoy the outdoors. That's OK though because at the end of the day the passion is still there and I look forward to it every year. I may not necessarily be enjoying it the same way as some but I enjoy doing what I can to encourage and promote the outdoors.
What do you live for?
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