R U ready? We have now hit the start of that most favored time of the year; fall and fall hunting and outdoor activities. If you have been following my previous blogs I have focused on various outdoor activities from what I describe as a "grandfatherly" approach. Some tips for preparing for activities, getting family involved, things to do and places to go. I have been encouraged to start focusing on tips I can offer, based on my "years of experience" as an outdoorsman. I don't know if this is intended as a reflection of my age, or if people believe I really do have suggestions/recommendations/tips that, based on my personal experience, might help others in their endeavors. Okay, I'm going to follow the advice and begin to focus my future blogs on what I have learned about various activities in the outdoors. Through the fall months my focus will be on various hunting activities as that has been my primary focus for as long as I can remember. You will see in my second blog for September that I will coincide my blogs with upcoming seasons, with the first being what is normally the earliest season, Dove Hunting.
Now, when you follow the CSS website, you will note the addition of Outdoor Tips sponsored by Academy Sports and Outdoors. You will note that those tips are presented by yours truly; my first attempt to be noticed by the Hollywood crowd. Don't know how successful I might be, but will say it was a "hoot" shooting the tips (it also was “hot" shooting the tips).
You will note my previous blog (August blog #2) I focused on fall activities, with some suggestions and tips on how best to enjoy the fall season. My future blogs will be more focused on what I discovered and added as part of my "routines" when participating in my fall activities. Like the Academy Sports and Outdoors tips, these are my suggestions based on my experiences. I don't and will never profess to be the most knowledgeable outdoorsman of all time (don't think anyone is qualified to make that claim), I do know that over the years I've discovered/stolen/read about/or listened for tips that have helped me achieve a "certain" level of success in my activities. Whether hunting dove, bow hunting or gun hunting deer, waterfowl hunting, or hunting for other game in the fall, I have enjoyed success at the level that makes me happy and feel successful. While not at the level of many outdoorsmen, I have achieved my success without sponsorships or spending a ton of money. I have also never stopped learning how I can be a better outdoorsman and improve what I consider to be successful outdoor activities.
If you have followed my blogs in the past, I hope you will enjoy this change of pace. Even better, I hope if my "tips" sound reasonable to you and they enhance your outdoor experiences, that you will share your successes with me. I am also open to suggestions you may have that have worked for you and improved your outdoor successes. One of the greatest benefits of being an outdoorsman is the benefit we have of learning from others, and sharing what we have learned to others. I look forward to this "new challenge" and hearing from you.
The "Change of Pace" begins this month. Let's have fun together.