|Persimmons, acorns, and mud. My kind of place.|
I love goose and duck hunting. But with $4 gas, two jobs, a 1.5-2 hour drive to most of my hunting spots (including my lease), and a limited amount of time otherwise, it seems like putting a huge priority on hunting right now is just kind of dumb. It's not helping my mindset that early duck season is just two weeks away, and air temperatures here in Maryland are still in the mid-80s. Last season was one of the worst on record, and I was just kind of hoping to start 2012-2013 off on the right foot.
One way to deal with this negativity is just to stop hunting. No thanks. Although, I recently *almost* convinced my wife to let us raise game birds (for meat and eggs) here at the house, which would be a nice consolation prize. *Almost.* The other way to deal with the current "logistical reality," so to speak, is to hunt differently, which I intend to do. To focus on local opportunities, more bow hunting, more small game. The kind of hunting that while I still love, I've really spent the least amount of time trying to understand. I guess now it's time.