Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hunting in Mexico: What Could Go Wrong?
I envision crouching down in some bushes for hours on end. I clear my throat. Our guide angrily whispers "shut up, there's an bull elk 1,000 yards away across that valley and he might hear you!" So, we'll all be sitting there, crouched down, eating jerky and pooping "over there", then digging a hole to cover it up...for five long days. Plain and simple, this just might be horrible.
So, I started thinking that I would get some workouts in during the trip. You know, just going for long walks, enjoying the quiet dignity of nature. But then I'm sure there could always be some other guys 1,000 yards away whispering to each other "shut up, I think I see a bull elk, walking on his hind legs over there..." Then, I'm a dead man. Better stay with my guys and the guns.
So many questions: Will my blackberry get service out there? How many days can I go without pooping? How will I stay properly caffeinated (I'm a 4-shot espresso drinker in the morning)?
Please help me...any suggestions as to how I should cope and pass the time out there? Your comments would be much appreciated.