Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's crazy to think that here we are, New Year's Eve of 2011!  If you are like me you say it every year, where did the year go?  This was a year that I had a lot of high hopes to get in some hunting and fishing in new areas, or places I haven't been in a long time.  Well, trying to landscape our yard, followed by 10 weeks fighting fires in Texas kind of took the wind out of those sails!  If anything, I have had a lot of time to think of and plan out what I want to do during 2012.  Speaking of planning a new year, as I fished with friends this week we talked a lot about what hunts and fishing trips we want to shoot for this coming year.  Today I also received an email from another friend who has the same thing on his mind.  Stay tuned this week as my buddy Steve Barker has written down some thoughts to share about planning out your year of hunting.  It's some great information that I think you will really find very interesting.

I know I have said it before, but as the year draws to a close I again want to thank all of you who have viewed this blog, contributed to the blog, and those of you who have encouraged me to start this adventure, and for letting me know how much you enjoy it and want to see it continue.  I have to thank my wife for giving me the "shove" in the right direction to start the blog, and for allowing me to take the time to keep up on it.  It takes a fair amount of time from her and the kids, she is a strong woman that keeps this family running and this page wouldn't exist without her!  I also have to say I have the best friends anyone could ask for!  Thank you all for the support, and for sharing this with those around you.

 This blog currently averages around 150 views per day, and we are nearing 5,000 views after a little over 2 months!  Today I learned that I have viewers in British Columbia, Canada that check in the the page on a regular basis, as well as returning viewers from Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona.  I never thought this would take off so fast, and I owe it all to those of you that share it!  Thank you so much!  I look forward to hearing from you all in the coming year as we get out and enjoy the outdoors!  Keep the stories coming...even if you are not from Southern Utah or if it has nothing to do with Southern Utah! 

Also, be sure to check out the Bragging Board as Steve Barker and Garth Jenson of Cedar City share a couple of beauties with us that they caught at Panguitch Lake this past week.