2013 was a great year we had our third child, I went on a backpack hunt for turkey and trout, chased after Kentucky Elk, hunted two great properties in Maryland, went to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and attended the North American International Auto Show! It was a great year but 2014 is already starting with a bang! I just accepted a job in St. Paul, Minnesota so within the next few weeks I’ll be packing my family up and heading 1,200 miles west.
With such a big move comes a lot of stress but also a lot of excitement. We are very excited about the move and can’t wait to get there and while the winters can be brutal the outdoor activities are off the charts. All my son talks about it is going ice fishing. He loves fishing the ponds and lakes here, unfortunately I think he might be a little less excited about ice fishing when he realizes the conditions, but that remains to be seen. This leads me to a whole new opportunity for hunting. I’ve lost access to almost all my Virginia properties and can’t wait to try my hand at chasing big Minnesota whitetails. The move also puts me within much more reasonable driving distance of Colorado making an elk hunt that much more practical.
If I’m quiet for the next few weeks it just means I’m crazy busy trying to get out west and settle in. Once out there I’m sure I’ll have loads of new content for the site. You can always hit me up on Twitter! Do you have any big adventures planned for 2014? Comment below if you do!