I once broke my neck and was told I would never walk again. Politely, I informed the doctor that hunting season was merely a month away and that we would not have time for that. The Rich Outdoors is a platform I created in order to share my journey in which I take full advantage of life and the opportunities that come with it. My mission is to learn from those who have come before me, to pursue new adventures, and to set out and chase goals. If life is about finding who you are and seeking your treasure, then hunting is one of life’s greatest teachers.
As hunters, we know that hunting is an obsession, but that obsession can drive us to achieve more and be better. To finally get in shape, to work harder, to push ourselves to greater limits. Yet, it also gives us time to pause and reflect. And these are just a few of the many things that hunting has instilled in me.
Hunting has always been my passion and my escape from reality. Growing up in Oregon, I pretty much hunted and chased anything I could with my bows and BB guns. I would even get up early and head to the river on Saturday mornings to be gone so I didn’t have to work on the farm (avoiding real life with hunting started early). Naturally, I became obsessed with elk and elk hunting, and still am. Elk will always be the one animal that gets me fired up more than any other.