2016 recap part 2 – Why I love to hunt!!
Doc’s One Shot
Lessons Learned the Hard Way
While the weather has been all over the place, we have been in search of whitetail all fall and winter. Here is a little recap and some things we learned, the hard way.
HEALTHY HUNTER CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
It’s finally getting cool and deer season is in full swing.
Check out this video we recently did for Bass Pro Shops One Source about a few items that we made sure to pick up before we headed out chasing whitetails.
We have some big decisions coming up. No matter what the outcome of the election, it will change the direction and future of this great country. The decisions we make will determine the world that our kids and grandkids will know. They will live with our choices. But no matter what happens in the political realm, what happens in our home is completely up to us!
It is our responsibility, our God commanded duty to teach our kids.
We are charged with teaching our kids. We are commanded to guide and teach them.
In every aspect!
Teaching them how to be Godly men and women, to be good citizens, to respect the beautiful creation that God has so richly blessed us with.
In today’s unstable and ever changing world, there a few things I know:
– where I stand
– the ethos by which I live
– the standard by which I will be judged.
It is up to us to ensure that the lifestyle we love, the lifestyle of our grandfathers, is taught and passed on to our kids and grandkids.
I have no idea what the future holds, and neither do any of us mortals on this little piece of dirt.
I’m not sure what the world of my kids will look like. Honestly, it is a little frightful.
But I will do all I can.
I will always do what I know to be right.
With the great help of my loving wife, together we will teach God’s Word to our children. We will teach our kids to shoot. They will learn to honor and respect God and to cherish all the blessings that He has given to us. They will be able to provide for their families. They will know how to live a Godly life. We will teach them how to protect their family and their God given rights. We will teach respect and love for God’s creation through our actions.
I’ve been blessed to travel around the world for work and see many other cultures.
Some of those were dark and dreary. The darkest were those that did not know God and had no true freedom.
No freedom to worship. No freedom to speak. No freedom to bear arms.
Oppressed people that did not know God.
Immorality ran rampant. Evil ruled.
Raised in fear to just trust the government and ‘we will take care of you’.
I have never been real political. When I was growing up, I never heard about republicans or democrats. I just knew that with every decision you wanted to make the best choice. If it was daily or during an election, you always wanted to make the best choice.
And at the end of the day, I know what my best choice is going to be.
I know who I will pick to provide, protect, and lead my family.
I know without a doubt who I trust to take care of my family and teach my kids how to live.
I will always choose me!
And I hope you will choose you too!
I am not a political man.
I am a God fearing man.
I am a gun toting man.
Normally you wouldn’t think of Bibles and guns going hand in hand, but take a good look at history and it’s evident that governments will try to eliminate its people’s way of defending themselves both spiritually and physically. And soon thereafter, evil abounds with immorality, injustice, and persecution of the truth. History teaches us that although it may take some time, but that nation is eventually corrected of its evil ways by being overtaken, conquered, or even destroyed.
The Bible is known as the Sword of the Spirit used to fight off the wiles of the devil.
Weapons are used to defend you and yours from the evil of the world.
The Bible is the living bread that feeds us spiritually so that we may “Live by every word from the mouth of God”
Weapons allow us to provide and feed our family.
Eliminate the Bible and guns and our ability to provide, feed, and defend are gone. We then live in fear in a dark bleak world void of freedom. Spiritually, physically, and eventually mentally.
Make your choice wisely. But above all choose yourself!
Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Less than 7 minutes for a total body pump!
Reverse Lung, Push-up, Mountain Climbers
40 seconds of work with 5 seconds of rest.
This quick training session takes less than 7 minutes and will get your heart and muscles pumping. Start with reverse lunges to get the lower body and glutes working, then drop down and rep out push-ups varying your hand placement as needed to get the arms and chest pumped, then finish off with mountain climbers to really crank up your heart rate while strengthening your pillar.
About 4 years ago my friend Brad and his brother Kid President had an idea to help the homeless. So he decided to collect socks and then give them to those in need.
Now it is time for us as outdoorsmen to step up and help out. As hunters, we have plenty of socks to keep us warm during the cold winter hunts, but for many Americans, one pair of warm socks could make a huge difference!
So, let’s come together as outdoorsmen and join in SOCK-TOBER to share our warmth and blessings with others. So let’s get involved to make a difference.
- You can send your socks in, but I suggest that you start a local group to gather socks. Next time you’re in Bass Pro, grab an extra pair of their RedHead socks and start your own SOCK-TOBER.
- Start a collection at church.
- Start a collection at your job.
- Collect socks from members of your hunting club. Make it an earn a deer program – one pair of socks for every deer you harvest.
- Get your kids or grandkids involved. Help them to start a collection at school or church.
I have an audacious (some have said crazy) plan to raise more awareness towards the end of the month. I will post more details next week as we finalize it all but I hope that you will get involved by either donating socks or put up a little cash to help out those in need.
For more info on how to get involved check out http://soulpancake.com/socktober/
Today’s THOR Day Challenge is in honor of my dad’s birthday.
He is the man that has taught me not only to hunt but to take care of myself with exercise. My dad has set a great example for me and many more by the way he has lived his life.
Today will be an endurance test
When we enter the woods we do not need to be able to run a marathon but being able to cover a short distance quickly could make a huge difference.
1 MILE as quickly as possible.
No need to set any land speed records. We are only competing against ourselves. Walk, run, jog, crawl, or any combination to cover 1 mile. No need to carry your pack. Just get the mile in. Time yourself and record it. Then test yourself again in a week. This is how you know if you are getting better. Better Everyday!!
Today’s THOR DAY CHALLENGE was live on Facebook this morning.
A great start to the morning with a quick training session. Getting the heart and body going gets us ready to tackle the day – physically, mentally, and spiritually.
3 exercises. 15 seconds on with 5 seconds of rest.
Completing one round will be one minute. The goal is to complete at least 5 rounds. Go for more if you can!
– GET ACTION!
THOR Day Challenge 9-1-16
Today’s challenge consist of 3 exercises.
We begin with Mountain Climbers to get the heart ticking, then Single Arm Rows to improve our shoulder and back strength to prep for archery season, and finish with Lateral Lunge to ensure our legs are ready to hike up and down the hills and hollers.
Mountain Climbers = 10-30 seconds (modify to your current level)
Single Arm Rows = 10 reps each arm (adjust weight as needed making sure to keep the shoulder back and tight to avoid a pointy shoulder)
Lateral Lunge = 10 to each side (go as low as you can depending on your mobility)
Get after it and be ready for archery season!