Unread postby deer365 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:05 am
Like many others have stated everyone's answer will vary based on the individual. Other than my wife and kids deer hunting is my top priority. It's a 365 day a year addiction for me. I do something to prepare myself every day. I'm not ever going to be rich, I gave up on that a long time ago. My life goals are simple, take care of my family, be the best father and husband I can be and be the best deer Hunter I can be. But my wife and kids will always have to be first. I'm not saying I always do the best job of this because I know I don't. I've spent a lot of nights in November sleeping on the couch because my wife was pissed I was going hunting again the next morning and she didn't even want to be in the same room with me. I feel everyone's home life is different and you can still be die hard and have your priorities in line. I'm fortunate to have a job that allows me time off to be in the woods. I get 6 tags a year, 2 of which are buck tags, I put in 40-50 sits a year to try and fill them. Once, I get around 50 sits in I start getting tired and burnt out. Then, I'll take a step back and get caught up on chores at home and family time. Within 3 weeks I'm chomping at the bit to get back in the woods, I'm burning boot leather up scouting for next year. I try to be as helpful as I can around the house and with the kids once I hang it up for the year and my wife remembers that and cuts me some slack during deer season lol. She knew I was are up with it when she met me and I'm glad she lets me pursue my passion. Everyone needs something they are passionate about other than work and home, it's good for the soul. Just don't lose sight of the people that make you who you are.