It is hard to believe, but 2010 is upon us.
Seems like just yesterday it was the year 2000. There have been many milestones in my life over the past 10 years - got married, graduated from college, started a career, started a family, bought a house, and the list goes on. It has been a good decade for my family and I, but we are excited about a new year and what the Lord has in store for us in 2010!
I've also had lots of milestones when it comes to hunting over the last decade - shot my first deer, got on a hunting lease, shot my first turkey, got my first deer with a bow, started this blog, as well as many other exciting memories. I am thankful for the opportunities I've had to go hunting and the resources I've had access to. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't hunt!
I'm not much on new year's resolutions, but as I look toward 2010 and this new decade I have several goals (some being long-term) I would like to reach for.
1: Harvest a Pope & Young deer.
2: Teach my daughters how to hunt and fish.
3: Implement management practices to improve the property I hunt.
4: Continually learn more about hunting and wildlife.
5: Go on my first elk hunt.
6: Purchase some land of my own.
7: Never cease to be amazed at the beauty and awe of God's creation.
Happy new year, everybody!