Season has begun but I just warm the bench.
Well the waterfowl season has began here in Missouri, finally. My boat is ready, decoys are ready, gun and ammo are ready but I am not ready. I recently had ACL surgery to repair a tear that happened during my full time job. So now I lay here in my bed. I lay and sit with my leg in a machine called a Continuous Passive Motion machine. The machine bends my knee without having to contract muscles. it is a monotonous task of a hour on the machine and a hour off, with ice applied while off. For those who have knee surgery you can relate to the boredom that occurs to one that can not move freely, cabin fever. To those that have not try to think of those days as a young child where you were stuck inside due to rain storms or even snow storms. A person can only watch so much television. Luckily I have been stockpiling duck hunting videos to get me through my waterfowl withdrawals. I have been practicing my calling skills, mimicking the hunters and the waterfowl themselves.
This has been a learning experience of how hard it is for people who are disabled permanently or even temporary. Performing minimal tasks has become a tedious chore, say using the restroom or even cooking. The only light at the end of the tunnel for this endeavor is the plan of hunting with my good friend in his new home of Nebraska. He has been tormenting me with pictures of great hunts he has been having. Hopefully I will not be to rusty on my shooting skills. To all of those hunters be safe and good hunting. EVERYONE is welcome to comment and share their hunting stories and lessons.