October 11, 2012

Why Hunting Is A Dying Sport in California

I was trying to figure out for the longest time why hunting is such a dying sport in CA and it finally dawned on me yesterday. It is expensive enough to just make a living in CA, put a roof over your head, food in your mouth, and have a decent car to get to/from work. It makes sense why mostly the older generation are into hunting because they have more time and spare money for hunting. I was very excited to get Riley back into hunt training full-time this month now that her leg is 100% and hunting season is upon us. Then it happened - Reuben's starter in the truck went out (there goes $300), a rock bounced up and hit my car windshield to create a nice 1ft long crack (another $250), and we received a letter in the mail the other day saying our property has been reassessed so our taxes are going up.

It's very frustrating looking into those beautiful brown eyes and know you are depriving your dog of something they were born to do, but unfortunately hunt training is going to have to wait, yet again. :(

1 comment:

  1. Part of the urban lifestyle. Hunting is a rural activity. Ashley, hunting with your vizsla is a lifestyle choice. Field trialing is a very expensive lifestyle. I started down that line but we are in a recession and you are right, we live in one of the most expensive places in the country. Made the choice it wasn't worth tens of thousands. Just wasn't that important to get a field championship after I found what it really took.

    Just got home from "Atlas Shrugged part 2". Worth going to the theatre.