I attended the March 15 th Meeting in Shreveport, LA. We had a good turnout. I chose to speak as it was a Town Hall Forum. I support a tagging system as it allows Hunters who have either small or no leases to Hunt Deer with the Hunter that may have doe tags for the whole season through our Deer Management Assistance Program. Another point I made to the audience was that with everything that our Wildlife and Fisheries tries to do is tied to the mighty dollar and yet we hunt for 4 months for what one night out with the wife cost! I suggested that the cost of license be reviewed and increased...do you know that I got an applause! A lot of the hunters had agendas like doing away with dog hunting or doe days...mostly emotional statements that were self serving, instead of statements meant to advance the Tagging Issue. John
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...