Spring Revival

Spring Revival

Wild turkey strutting for a mate in the spring mating season.

The spring is a time for regrowth. A time when the weather breaks, the sun seems to show itself more often, and the vegetation begins to show life that remained dormant for the previous three or four months. Even the wildlife seems to be more abundant and spotted more frequently. As far as our work is concerned, we’re able to spend more time outdoors and meet with clients in much more tolerable weather conditions, so you won’t hear any complaints from us about the warming weather. This is also a time of year that many associate with fishing and the “running” of American and Hickory Shad, as well as striped bass. Even some panfish species such as bream, or shellcrackers, are bedding making an easy target for a ultra light fishing rod and reel.

And Turkeys. Turkeys and then even more turkeys. “It’s not a passion, it’s an obsession” is a tagline that Mossy Oak has used for years in regards to chasing the wild turkey and it still rings true. Not just for the camouflage side of the Mossy Oak brand but for all branches of the Mossy Oak tree. I speak for many of our teammates when I say that we love to spend time in the field. It’s what really connects us to God’s creation and one of the many reasons we enjoy our jobs so much.

This isn’t a how-to turkey hunting blog. Nothing is mentioned of what tactics to use or who has killed what. This is nothing more than a reminder. A reminder to take a few minutes this spring if you have the opportunity to hunt or spend time on the water, and take in what’s around you. It’s easy to get lost in the everyday hustle and bustle of work and life in general. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds my mind wandering off when in the field of what I “should be doing” or what I need to get done at work or at home. It sounds cliché but it’s true that a hunt is not measured but what is harvested. It’s measured by the amount fun one has while in the field. I would encourage everyone to take a full minute, that’s right, a full 60 seconds this spring when in the woods or on the water and look around. Take in what you see. Actually witness the revival of what’s around you and then be thankful for it. You never know when you last day will be, when your last spring will come and go, when you’ll take you last breath. Take it in and enjoy it.

Andrew Walters