If ever a group of hunters could be classified as prime candidates to land leading roles in a remake of the old Western comedy show "F Troop
", it would be our group of four middle-aged Nimrods from North Central Pennsylvania. Afflictions from gallstones and degenerative arthritis to knee and foot ailments had severely limited our ability to attempt any serious pre-hunt physical conditioning. In discussing this concern with our host Will Nelson, he jokingly commented that we'd just, "Walk less and shoot farther."
Oh how the latter half of that statement would come to fulfillment. There's an old quote that says, "You eat an elephant one bite at a time."
and this philosophy manifested itself throughout the physical demands of our adventure.