EP 601: Epic Elk Stories with Mark Nichols
This week’s podcast features a special guest, Mark Nichols, who is a beloved figure among our listeners and a masterful storyteller. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mark to celebrate his 63rd birthday and to delve into some truly incredible elk hunting tales from the previous season.
Mark possesses remarkable skills as an elk hunter, having successfully lured in countless elk for himself and his friends over the years. Unfortunately, last year brought a bittersweet twist for Mark’s close friend and hunting companion, Dick. They had been striving for years to achieve an archery bull victory, and in 2022, their hopes came tantalizingly close to realization. However, their dreams were dashed at the last moment, as Dick came within mere feet of encountering the elk of a lifetime, only to see it all fall apart. Tune in to the podcast to hear this gripping story unfold, along with many other exciting escapades from their 2022 elk hunting season.
During our conversation, we also delve into how Mark manages to embark on adventures like fishing trips in Mexico and Alaska, and how he devotes himself to hunting throughout the elk season year after year. Mark shares valuable insights on the importance of devising a life plan and being willing to make sacrifices in order to attain your goals. His advice underscores the significance of having a clear path forward and the determination to make the necessary trade-offs to realize your aspirations.
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