Summer doldrums. Each year, as we wrap up our WSI spring hunts, we enter our "off-
season" with a bit of anticipated slow-down in our hectic schedule. Yes, we'll have a few exotic hunts through the course of the summer, but this time of the year allows us to change gears and focus on various projects that need to be completed prior to our fall schedule, and it is also a time where we are trying to get openings filled for hunts that take place later in the year.
For hunters, the summer represents a time where you have an opportunity to take your idle time, and channel into something that represents fore-play prior to the sounds of the guns of autumn. Some of these activities that will allow you to keeping your hunting juices flowing, include occasional fine tuning of your rifle at the gun range, going through your hunting gear and replacing or repairing anything that needs some attention, breaking in a new pair of hunting boots, researching your next hunting destination, getting involved with a local chapter of a conservation/hunting group such as RMEF, TWA, DU, NWTF, and others, keeping your hunting legs tuned by maintaining a fitness routine, reading a good hunting book to stir the visions, working with a new bird dog pup, getting involved with youth programs such as 4H or Boy Scouts, etc.
As Ernest Hemmingway once said, "The best part of hunting is the thinking about it before you go, and the talking about it when you get back home." Well, I'll have rebut that with an argument that it is hard to beat the actual time afield and in pursuit, but indeed, it is these pre-game and post-game affairs that keep the excitement in place as we move through the course of the year, including the doldrums time of the summer.
We still have some great hunts available for this fall. Our new pronghorn antelope country in New Mexico promises to be a great hunt and we still have some spots open. The expanded opportunities for a free-ranging big bull elk in West Texas is a great option with openings for the bugle season this fall. For someone looking for a great corporate hunting lease with new lodge, we have 20,000 acres available between Ozona and Barnhart, southwest of San Angelo. Information on each of these opportunities is available in this edition of our WSI ENews, by simply clicking on the link below.
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