The balance of marriage and hunting is a challenge. For some couples, the process is more natural than for others. The best balance results in an enriched marriage. The worst balance leads to a hunter's spouse feeling resentful, lonely, and jealous.
Human appetite is intricate and somewhat unpredictable—it is affected by hormones released by the brain, digestive system, glands, and fat cells. Many different variables may impact your hunger in this scenario. I often talk to hunters who prefer to keep moving instead of stopping to fuel. A rigorous hunt alone will dramatically increase caloric needs, and if that hunter is eating less than normal because of the hunt, they are left with a significant calorie gap. Here are some likely reasons your appetite has changed and why it is important:
It had been five years since I hunted with my favorite hunting partner and father, Mike Patrick. I had plenty of excuses; moving around the country for the Army, getting a new job during hunting season, and long distance. So in the fall of 2018, I was really looking forward to my dad drawing a non-resident Montana deer tag. We would have five days together chasing deer again. I could not wait.
I have always desired to be a competent hunter. I have grown a lot and enjoy more consistent success now than ever before. From day one, I have learned from other hunters. The true credit of any success I have experienced belongs to them. The following is a snapshot of how I have watched, listened, and grown.