So it has been a while since I posted, and I wanted to take a moment to update what has been going on for those who have followed this blog. First, I want to apologize for the lack of consistency over the past few months. The 2017 hunting season had some success and some failure but I am really pleased with how it turned out in the end for me and my family and I will be posting some of the stories here soon. If we are being honest with each other, we all have successes and failures in the field, sometimes a tag goes unfilled, sometimes the “big one” gets away and it has nothing to do with skill and more to do with shit luck. The last two years have been hit and miss for me. As a result, I felt some pressure to have success this year (in order to write about it) that I didn’t want to take with me into the hunting season, so for better or worse I decided to do less writing this year while hunting in order to focus on the hunt. 

Unfortunately toward the end of the waterfowl season I then made a poor life decision that involved going back to a job that I don’t love, or even really like, taking that job was in fact part of a bigger plan, but my wife and I quickly realized that our bigger plans were not as compatible as we had hoped with the job I had returned to. For anyone who is curious I had returned to work as a correctional officer, though I had all the best intentions of getting things squared away and implementing our bigger plans while working as a CO, the job was leaving me hardly any time or patience for my kids, or our big picture plans. So I made a 5.11 style tactical roll emergency exit and put in my notice. That tactical roll did end up involving going back to another job (emergency medical services) that I don’t truly want a career in, but I am only working on a part time basis, and a part time basis where I can make almost as much money and have more days off with family and more time to pursue the bigger picture plans I am pursuing (those will be announced soon). 
So if you have been reading or checking back, again, I apologize, I’ll do better. 
In the meantime, this week I’ll be interviewed on The Survival Podcast talking about conservation issues and how those do or don’t relate to libertarian philosophy, I will post a link to the show so be sure to look for it. Also this week I will be attending the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous here in Boise and I am really excited about that, especially because Saturday night after the campfire stories session with Steve Rinella and Remi Warren I will be heading out in the dark of night with my brother to wait for the sun to come creeping up on the opening day of Turkey hunting season in Idaho. I don’t like to jinx things, but I feel good about this week.