For me, I don’t usually get caught up in the whole “New Year’s Resolutions” deal. I’m more of a “No time like the present” kind of guy. But in the spirit of New Year’s, I decided to compile my top 3 New Year’s Resolutions.
- Become more dedicated to studying whitetails and turkeys- For me, this is something, as you know, I’m very passionate about. By learning everything I possibly can about the species I’m trying to hunt, I think it’ll make me that much better of a hunter. In 2015, I started reading more about whitetail philosophy and learning why deer certain things at certain times. While it hasn’t exactly landed me a Boone & Crockett buck in the back of the truck, nothing comes easy. That’s why I’m going to study and learn even more this year to make me a better hunter.
- Train my new Chocolate Lab puppy- Growing up, I had a Black Lab named Buddy. He was a great dog. For a while, I’ve been wanting to get another Lab puppy. So, I talked my wife into letting me get one. One thing I want to really do is train him to be a dog we’re comfortable letting run outside while we’re out, or hanging around the fire. I don’t want to have to constantly have him on a leash, so I’m going to do my best to train him so we can have some fun!
- Work on attitude in situations- This one is probably the most important. Sometimes I tend to get down on myself or want to give up too easily when things don’t go my way in hunting. It seems about 95% of the time, they don’t. That’s what makes hunting so much fun. Because it’s almost unpredictable. You can study and study until you’re blue in the face, but at the end of the day, the game you’re chasing is still wild. Anything can happen.
Well, that was my top 3 New Year’s resolutions. Now, time to get working on them. Oh, and watch Ohio State beat Notre Dame New Year’s Day! Go Bucks!