Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Goals & Objectives for The SoCal Bowhunter

Each year, I mentally create a set of archery and bowhunting goals for the year. Most times I will refine them and post them here. It has taken me longer than normal, but I have my goals ready to share with you all. If you have followed my blog over the years, you know that I do not believe in resolutions. They are destined to fail. Instead, I opt to create realistic goals that I want to achieve. (There is a difference in how you think about them and approach them.) These are in no particular order.

2014 Goals & Objectives for The SoCal Bowhunter:

  1. Participate in the 2014 CA Sheep Survey. For two years I have gone out and it has been super warm and windy. I saw zero sheep in the spot I was at and this year I plan on hiking into a different spot. With it being so warm, the sheep have stayed very high and are not coming to the lowlands. Don't they know I am looking forward to counting sheep?

  2. Shoot different manufacturers bows. I have been shooting a PSE for years, and while I love my PSE, I want to try shooting some other bows just to keep an open mind. I love what I shoot now, but I like to try new things. I have shot the Strother bows and plan on shooting the Vital when it becomes available. I know that G5 has a great bow (shot the Prime a couple years ago), but I have never shot a Bowtech or a Mathews or a Hoyt. This year might be when I change that.

  3. Set up a 3D target day with my friends. We are either going to go to a range with 3D targets, or just plan on heading out into the forest and set up a half dozen targets to shoot at. Either way, it will be a great way for us to meet new people, discuss the 2014 seasons, and have a great time!

  4. Bow hunt for wild pigs more and kill one. I have been out hunting pig more and more and this year is going to be the year I slay one. I need some pork in my freezer to balance everything out!

  5. Bow hunt for elk in Colorado. I have been planning this since I got back from my 2012 hunt. This year I plan on heading to CO with my friend Brett. We are both hitting the hills and working hard at getting our bodies in shape for the Rockies.

  6. Bow hunt for whitetail out-of-state. An opportunity has come up to hunt whitetail with a friend and I am seriously hoping I can make it work. It would be a privilege and an honor to get out and hunt with him.

  7. Do a backcountry hunt with friends. I would like to plan a 3-4 day hunt for deer in SoCal with some friends. Backpack in for 10 miles and hunt the high country with archery tackle. If we plan it right we could end up with some awesome adventure stories and hopefully hauling out some big deer!

  8. Photograph more wildlife. I see some amazing things when I am hiking, scouting or hunting and want to share them with all of you! Describing them is one thing, but having the photographic proof would be the best.

  9. Blog more tips and DIY projects that I create. Why not share the ideas with all of you and hopefully save you some money.

  10. Last, but not least, I would like to scout new areas even more. I want to start at the end of January and hike new trails, document the animals I see, and hopefully find a great deer hunting spot for fall.
All of these goals are attainable and I am very excited to see where 2014 takes me. With the support of a great family, great friends, and awesome sponsors, I welcome the challenges and excitement.


  1. Attainable goals are the best goals!

    Good luck, and this looks like a recipe for a good year!

    1. Thanks Phillip! It looks like this year is shaping up to be a grand one.

  2. These are all excellent. I like that you have specific focus with a goal. I look forward to this coming year.

  3. Make sure you try a Pearson too bud!! :)

    1. I have to find a dealer out here. Know of any? We should talk for sure.