Please go here if you'd like to read about it. I did a recap on facebook. Hmm.....OK, I'm not sure how to share the post without giving everyone access to my page/account. Any ideas?
Then, last summer my boss, who is one of my best friends came into my office and told me that the construction company I work for was going to shut down as of September 1st. I had worked there for 24 years as a project manager and thought I would be there my entire life. It was kick in the gut. I will be 48 this spring, my Dad died when he was 48 and I had planned a couple of hunts in his honor this year. One was a father/son hunt with my 13 year old boy, the other a whitetail archery hunt in KS. Dad was my deer hunting partner, so high the list was a whitetail hunt. It's on hold because I decided to start my own business, and this time of year in ND is slooooow. Even though I have....or had (lol), some money in savings, I haven't had a paycheck in 4 months so I need to be smart with things and that is something new to me. HA!
And then, I blew out the bicep tendon in my right arm last fall. It detached and rolled up in my arm about 3". I had surgery to pull it down and reattach it, but the recovery is slow and they initially told me 6 months. I had 2 months of bowhunting left when it happened, and now that was over. I'm still about a month away from being able to draw a bow. So, by November last fall I had no job, and my bowhunting season was over. I'm also a fitness rat and work out hard all year, much like hunting, it's therapeutic. Well now that was gone too since I couldn't use my right arm. Every day was leg day and that just wasn't the same. I was one crabby mofo. Anyway, this isn't, or at least I don't mean for this post to be a pity party, but 2019 can kiss my ass! I just wanted to say my thanks to the awesome members here for their help, and to say CONGRATS to all those that were successful on their hunts this past fall that I didn't already acknowledge! I didn't intend to stay away cuz I love bowsite! I have been trying to start a business, get healthy, deal with life, and figure out all my new computer crap!!! Happy 2020 everyone!
Tough luck on the goat hunt and other issues in 2019. Congratulations on getting out there and giving them hell!
Hope you have an awesome year in 2020!
I heard about some of your trials and tribulations in 2019, but not all of them. I included you in my prayers a time or two, but it sounds like it didn't help too terribly much! When it rains it pours sometimes, doesn't it?!? Good luck with your business! I hope it's a huge success and goes very well for you.
Regarding the three gentlemen you mentioned early in your post- I know Z a bit, have met and spent a little time with Hunter, and have communicated by PM and e-mail with Randy. My impression of them is the same as yours-- absolutely salt of the earth dudes! Everything I know about all three is positive and I'm not the least bit surprised to hear they helped you out. Ironically, I text Hunter this morning asking for his input on some elk options for my son and me next Sep. As expected, he was happy to help and offer up this thoughts.
Thanks for the post and update. I had a tough loss of an animal this past fall and it hurt (a lot), so I can certainly relate. Here's to a better 2020, than 2019 for you!
I can relate your mountain goat story. The first time I drew that tag, I stuck 2 billys with what I thought were lethal shots, only to never recover them. Tough tough animal.
Not to downplay your bicep injury, but did you know that John Elway played an entire football season with that injury to his throwing arm? It was a complete bicep rupture that balled up into his arm, just like yours. Freakishly, the ruptured bicep relieved pressure on his ailing throwing shoulder, allowing him to throw a football better than he had for years. Just a meaningless bit of sports trivia that popped into my head....
I'm sure 2020 will treat you better.
Glad to hear about the great hunt. Hate to hear about all the bad happenings though.
Listen, I have a commercial and private contracting business. Licensed and insured. And, I need HELP. If you’d be interested in buying tine until ND weather cooperates, give me a call. I could put more in front of you then you’d every be able to do the next 4 months. I’d put you up free too. Good luck and God Bless
All the best — can’t wait to hear about your next bowhunting adventure.
I hope the coming year/s go much better for you.
Been following you on FB for a few Years now...you've had some tremendous success the last few years! Just seems like bad luck, always comes down all at once. Here's to a great 2020 Season for you!
Keep in mind that Life Always Gets Better!!
Good luck, Robb