It is blowing a gale right now you know the kind the windows rattle and the wind whistles in the door cracks to complete the effect it is raining hard. The forecast calls for it all to be over by morning. We’ll see what the day brings. I am scheduled to duck hunt for the next three days with Bill Wasson of Maine Sea Ducks. I am looking forward to seeing the way that another guide runs his hunts and to having a little time to talk about the nuts and bolts of his guiding operation.
I have been working on a couple of trips for large parties that will require multiple guides next summer and the conversations have been fascinating. Needless to say it is little wonder that some of them struggle to have much business. I heard a list of reasons why folks who advertise their services as guides could not be there on a particular day or guide a certain type of client. Interesting fodder for my seminar next January.
My life as the lobbyist for the Maine Bowhunters is getting busier, there are several meetings in the next week or so. Some that fit into my schedule and some that won’t. It is fun to be back in the loop of fish and wildlife policy and to know that there are still folks interested in my opinions on the issues.