Do you enjoy a challenge? My brothers tell me I do, but I don’t think about it exactly that way. I certainly can’t recall shying away from any challenge that offered the possibility of some extraordinary benefit or reward.
I’m not an “Outward Bound” type who would run up a mountain and jump in a frozen lake just to prove to myself that I can face the ordeal. But I’ll climb any hill if needed in order to get a better view or vantage.
And as it goes with hiking and trekking, so it goes with hunting,. Challenges are always part of outdoor endeavors, and I’ll do what needs to be done in order to glean as much as possible from the opportunities that present themselves. Whenever I’m going to be working with a professional guide, I always prepare physically and mentally for the expedition. This is partly out of respect for the guide’s skill -- wanting to avoid holding them back or making a shambles of their well-planned hunt. But also I want to see them work without the distraction of watching out for me: unless I am helping glass or we are discussing a plan, I want to be the proverbial fly on the wall until it’s time to execute the shot.