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Outdoor Truths

It’s August and I’m enduring the heat and humidity to check trail cameras, stands, and plots. The upcoming deer season is less than a month away around here. That doesn’t mean I’ll be partaking, but only that I’ll have that option should I want to. As I have mentioned many times before, I prefer the cooler days of October and November. Most bucks do too. That means unless I have a good one on camera during September, I’ll just be content to wait until closer to the rut. I can remember when opportunity seemed to demand immediate action. I thought since the season only lasted a few months, I needed to take advantage of every occasion to be in the woods. I let the opportunity drive me instead of mixing it with probability and future prospect. What I mean by that is, I thought I needed to jump at the first occasion for fear of missing out. In the financial world, it’s called FOMO (fear of missing out). It’s when people have money in their pocket, see a stock move up, and fear if they don’t get in now, they will miss their opportunity. Many times, however, they find out if they had waited just a little longer, they…

For the complete article, see the August 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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