I may just be speaking about myself, or perhaps there are others like me out there. As hunters, we all get excited to get out and jump into the action when opening day rolls around. We've been practicing all year long. Our bows have been fine tuned - probably multiple times. We are more than ready to pick up our bows and carry them into the woods.
With the social media world captivating us and offering the opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests, it allows the convenience of sharing the journey along the way. But it's more than just that. You can be guaranteed that the instant a hunt turns into a success story, the excitement is shared on-the-spot. Cell phones are whipped out directly after high-fives are exchanged, and the images spread like wildfire across social venues online. In a way it sometimes feels like a race to fill the first tag and post a trophy picture / story.
It seems as if we are all lined up on the starting line of opening day,
bows in hands,
waiting for the gun of daylight to go off.
I've found that the early season mixed with the social world becomes an avenue for the envious hunter to emerge within myself. I can't help it ... the little jealous hunter wants to get out at times and I have to make a concerted effort to kill this little monster. Please don't get me wrong - I love it when I get to see a picture of my fellow hunting friends who just moments ago tagged that monster buck, bull of a lifetime or long-beard. However, if I'm totally honest, I want to post the next picture. I want to jump in the social frenzy and join the party!
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Am I alone in this? How do you combat the envious hunter within?