Social distancing, it’s a hot topic these days. With the threat of a fast traveling virus and a strong recommendation to stay away from each other people are heading for the hills. When it comes to hunters and the lifestyle we choose, this isn’t really anything new for us. We are basically pros when it comes to embracing the great outdoors and getting the heck away from people. You could say we practically invented social distancing...years ago.
Every September we head into the wilderness in hopes of locating the majestic, and oftentimes elusive elk. If we are lucky enough, we find the herd. If we are really lucky we get the chance to pull our bow back and ride the roller coaster of emotions that comes with harvesting an animal. But, there’s so much more to this story and this experience than the thrill of the chase, there’s of course, the element of social distancing.
The world we live in is crazy and busy. And, sometimes it can be downright overwhelming. We have full-time jobs to work, meals to cook, children to care for, animals to tend to and more. If we are lucky, we are able to carve out time for a little fun, for a little shooting therapy, for some shed hunting and so on. But then, something happens...the next hunting season approaches and we get our priorities straight. We push some tasks aside and make time to get outside, to enjoy a little outdoor therapy, to yes, social distance.
With boots laced tight and a pack on your back, you head out away from society and into nature. Your schedule is clear. You don’t have any phone calls to make, you don’t have any meetings to attend, and as a matter of fact, you don’t want to see another human until you are packing your harvest out. It’s just you (and maybe your hunting partner) and the wilderness.
As you hike, it’s quiet, it’s calm and even though it may be physically challenging, it’s soothing. You can hear the woods come to life as the light breeze blows through the trees, the birds chirp and the squirrels rustle around. The stress you have been carrying for far too long evaporates. You are free of worry and free of distraction. And then, just like that, a bull torches off and you hear your first bugle of the day. Your heart rate jumps, your blood starts to pump and the chase is on. This is social distancing at its best.
So, call it what you want...outdoor therapy, hunting, social distancing its all part of what we call living the #NaturesPaintLife. Go ahead, embrace and make the most out of this order to social distance. Load up your pack, lace up your boots and camo up because Turkey season is on the horizon and the wilderness is calling your name.
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