The beauty of this hunting business is not just found on the chance to always go on a hunting trip. More often than not, the beautiful hunting stories are those I get from the different people that I get the chance to teach and accompany when hunting.
Recently, I had the chance to serve as guide for a small family – a Jim, the dad, and his wife Liza and their son Jason. They live in Chicago and were just out to have some quality time and bond as a family.
What made me remember their story over the rest of the campers I had to tour that day, was the fact that it was not just their first time to go out hunting, but it was the first time that they are going out on an adventure as a family.
This made an impression on me because first, I was amazed that they chose hunting to be their first ever adventure together, despite the fact that this is quiet an extreme sport for beginners. The second thought that came across my mind was the question, “why have not they gone out on any other adventure before this day?”
The second thought was the one that really got to me so while out in the woods and preparing for camp, I took the chance to ask Jim about it.
He replied that they would not even be there if not for the fact that their home is being renovated because of a flooding incident in their home. Apparently, a pipe from their bathroom was leaking but they all ignored it, being so busy with their work and school. Then one day, the pipe just bursted and water gushed in like a flowing river. It was all over the house in minutes and nobody had any idea how to deal with the situation. Jason, the son, checked for solutions through his iPhone and came across a website that tackled MyWebPal – Water Damage Chicago issues.
There was also a suggestion on which trusted companies to call. Now, they are handling the issues and renovations so Jim decided to take his family out on a bonding adventure.
Despite the disaster that the water damage incident caused them, silver lining was, the family was able to bond, and I was more than happy that they decided to venture into hunting.