Dove season

The long summer of getting ready for hunting season to begin is nearly over. Tomorrow is opening day of dove season in many states across the country. I would be more excited if I had the opportunity to go out. My plans were thwarted by an all day in service training. 
So I hope to make it out another day this weekend. The countdown continues as I enter the final month of preparation for my elk hunt this fall. Time off from work is approved, the camping area is picked, the tag is in hand, just final details are all that’s left. 
The elk hunt, this fall, is far more important than any of my previous hunts because I am taking out two friends who are new to hunting. The prospect of helping them provide organic free range healthy protein to their families is amazing. Of course the hardest part is yet to come. Can we find a herd in an area that has historically low numbers? While there can we avoid the wolf reintroduction project in that same area? Time will tell. 
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I had the greatest plan to share the solar eclipse with the 1300 students at the school I teach at. I had acquired several ways to display the eclipse safely. However, I was informed today all students must remain inside for their safety. We will be able to watch the live stream from NASA. 
As a science teacher I’m a little disappointed in the decision made by officials at the district level. With that I guess I’ll fire up the projector and watch the life stream. 

fast approaching 

Today is one of those crazy days for me. I want to be out scouting or sighting in my rifle to make sure everything is ready for my elk hunt in a few months. However, school starts in two days, just 48 hours, and I have a ton left todo. Tonight is back to school night and many of my new crop of students will be coming and will be excited for a year in fourth grade. 

Honestly, I too am excited for a great year filled with possibilities. I will be a basketball coach and a club sponsor. I have not done both of those in the same year so this will be a unique year. 
The board is almost ready to welcome my new crop of campers into my class. Now the anticipation begins in earnest. Wish me luck.