It may seem that year by year restrictions on hunting grow, and the seasons get shorter. As hunters we know that this is necessary to ensure that populations aren’t culled out of existence. A long standing view of most hunters is that we’re trigger happy individuals who believe in quantity when it comes to acquiring our target. But the fact is, we are smart fellow Americans who remember what happened to the buffalo populations, and other species that have been nearly wiped out due to over hunting. We understand the necessity of legislation when it comes to hunting, and abide by every law set forth by the state of Iowa.
Hunting is not the sport for the impatient, it is something that will inevitably teach you patience as you can sit out in your blind for an entire day and never even spot a single place to put your crosshairs. This is why we ensure that everyone who steps through the doors understands the level of patience involved. Case in point:
One of our earlier members was in a blind, awaiting prey. He had been there for about an hour, when he felt the call of nature. So stepping out of his blind, he made to climb down. As he did, he noticed, of course, that a deer had made it’s way to his decoy. Rather than simply chalking it up to bad luck and making his way down anyway, he jumped back into the blind, and in haste, tripped over his rifle and fell out of his blind thirty feet to the ground below. That moment of impatience cost his a properly working thigh bone, a limp for life, and a rather than a paying job.
Though the situation taught him two things, patience, and that disability makes for great hunting experiences. It may sound roughshod, but thin about it. He doesn’t need to move much, and when he does need to be called to action, it doesn’t take a lot of physical effort. We have many members of our club who are on disability, as they can’t work regular jobs, have a lot of free time, and want to accomplish something with their lives rather than sitting at home wondering how they’re going to finish their day.
It takes all walks of life to step through the doors of our club, and whether you’re fit as a fiddle, or in our members case, stuck with a limp due to a moments lack of attention, you can find the release, the goal you need to get through your days and weeks. No matter the situation that brings you to our doors, whether a need to connect with your ancient self, or something to do with your current self while stuck on disability, you can be sure that you will be greeted warmly, and made to feel like everyone else. We all have our reasons for being here, and will find our own reasons to stay.