Friday, January 25, 2013
Settling for a Lesser Buck
I scouted him and had him patterned. I made it a priority to hunt him and only him. Unfortunately, planning the hunt was as close as I came to harvesting that buck. To the best of my knowledge no one ever killed him and he died of old age.
On the last day of the hunting season I did harvest a good buck. Even though he wasn’t "the buck", he was a great deer with a green score of 156".
Everyone knew my goal. And I failed to reach it. By the end of the season, I had my goal.
Some called it a failure. And some were happy to hear it. So let the haters hate. Let the doubters rejoice. I don’t care. I don’t care what other people think and I quickly re-framed my failure to the reality that this was still a fantastic result.
"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." – Michaelangelo
Good Luck and Good Hunting,