Leading An Outdoor Life Is A Big Part of Being Human
WORTHINGTON--Some die-hard hunters arent fond of global warming, at least in how it has upset our hunting and fishing biological rhythm over the past few years.
This years opening day of upland game season was a repeat of last year in so far as weather is concerned. My hunting partner and I only half-joked that maybe we ought to go fishing instead of bird hunting.
But no, we stuck to the opening day ritual. Hunting buddy Tony Abrell, Worthington, refused to skip another opener after being dilettante last year. But as it turns out, we probably should have gone fishing, because everything was wrong for finding Bob White on the western Greene Co. prairie.
This is only time I can recall coming in with my boots covered with dust instead of mud, I said as we stomped through inch-think fine dust around a harvested cornfield. As I said that, a 25-mile gust kicked up a regular dust bowl across the fields.
There are few things that can defeat a good bird dogs nose when birds are there. But you add dry, dust and high wind to an opening day in the upper 60s well, we shoulda gone fishing.
However, a tradition is an event that is done on a regular, scheduled basis. Opening day of hunting season is one of those things. Deer hunters often adopt an opening day hunting tradition too; as do salmon fishermen and muskie fishermen on their opening days. It doesnt matter if you dont get a bird, a deer, a muskie on opening day. Being there is the important thing.
©Copyright 2007. Donald Lee Jordan.