Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year, A New Decade

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!


Emily said...

Great list! I hope you get to go on that elk hunt.

Anonymous said...

Those are good goals to have and I look forward to reading about you getting that Pope and Younger!

Chris said...

I hear you my man; setting some goals for yourself. Stay focused and i am sure somehow shape or form you will be able to make those happen.

Going on the elk hunt is a big one of mine as well. The only factor involved here, that goes without saying is one needs to be physically in shape. Wow.. They talk like an elk hunt amidst those mountain men will surely reveal just how adapted to the flat lands we really are.

With fatique, headaches, difficulty breathing and the muscle aches and pains all hitting you at one time. Wowweee...

Let's get prepped up and make this one happen. Looks like i'll need to start jogging again. eeee..

See you around bro, Chris