10 Hunting-Related Ways to Find Inspiration and Unlock Your Creativity

Some of my best ideas come to me when I’m in my tree stand

Dusty Record

It seems that the hours of work we put in always seems to increase along with the stresses of making enough money to satisfy our needs and wants – ours and those of our families. It also seems like sometimes you can try and try, but the personal goals you set for yourself and your entrepreneurial ventures still seem out of reach.

What’s lacking when we get stuck in the Work, Work, Stand Still rut is inspiration.

Today I felt a little extra inspiration after spending the weekend in the woods doing one of the things I love most – hunting.

Here are 10 hunting-related ways to find inspiration and unlock your creativity…

1| Scout a new piece of property

There is nothing like the excitement and challenge of scouting a new piece of property. In the past two seasons I’ve had to take on some new leases to whitetail hunt. I went from knowing a great piece of property back and front to needing to find new places to hunt.

Sometimes all you need to do to find inspiration and grow professionally and personally is take on some new challenges and give up (voluntarily or not) the things you know the best.

2| Scout a familiar piece of property

There is a new song out by Joe Nichols – Old Things New. It’s written by three of my favorite country song writers – Bill Anderson, Paul Overstreet, and Buddy Cannon.

Old Things New

He starts out by singing about taking out an old Hank Williams record and putting it on the player. The song goes on to discuss how we can all find new inspiration in the familiar things around us.

That’s true for hunting too. Take a look at that old piece of property with a new perspective.

Also take a look at that familiar business of yours. You never know what kind of inspiration you’ll stir up.

3| Hang a tree stand

One of things I like doing the best in the woods is hanging a tree stand, especially in a new spot. I like the challenge of finding the right tree while trying to figure out where the deer will likely come from and how I can best position myself for the encounter.

There is a strategy and some physicality involved in hanging a tree stand that can get the mind thinking and the body working in ways that inspire our professional and personal lives as well.

4| Cut shooting lanes

Part of the strategy that goes into hanging a new tree stand is cutting new shooting lanes. I like the intricate detail it takes to cut down trees. As a strategic hunter you want to cut down just enough limbs to provide shooting lanes, but not too many limbs so as to take away all of your cover.

Sometimes, especially when it comes to our businesses’ Website, we need to take out the pruner and cut away some shooting lanes – cut out the unnecessary features. But we have to make sure to only cut away just the right amount.

5| Sit for an entire day

I like to read during day-long hunts. I know some diehard hunters frown on hunters who read, but I find I’m able to stay out in the woods longer, especially during midday, if my mind is occupied.

It seems like when I spend an entire day in the woods I am able to really think about the important things in live with some quality thought. There is a lot of downtime in most hunting situations and this downtime is perfect because you’re stripped from all of the distractions in your daily life.

You don’t have your computer, TV, electricity, etc. It’s just you and your thoughts.

Go on an all day hunt and use the downtime to think about ideas for your hunting business. Take in the woods and animals around you for inspiration.

6| Take your still camera

I like taking pictures out in the woods even though I’m not the best photographer.

I like taking pictures of odd occurrences, like snow in October, or just the different animals I see – this past Saturday, on the farm of leasing from, three of the farmer’s cats followed me all the way to my stand. It made for a couple funny pictures. (And the deer didn’t seem to mind which was a little surprising).

Let your creativity take over as your take still pictures of the wonderful world around you in the woods. And then let the creativity bleed over into your professional life.

7| Take a family member scouting or bird shooting

This is one thing I definitely do not do enough of.

Taking a family member scouting is a great way to not only a great way to spend time in the outdoors, but it’s a great way to spend time with a loved one. The woods can make for great conversation. Some of the best conversations I’ve had with my Dad have been out in the woods doing some grouse hunting or scouting for a new stand.

This conversation can even include some new businesses ideas. Your family is typically one of the best places to get feedback on ideas.

Head out to the woods and see where the conversation leads.

8| Watch squirrels

I like watching squirrels and other animals out in the woods almost as much as I enjoy watching the deer I’m usually out there to hunt. I like watching the squirrels go about their business. Sometimes it seems they simply run around as fast as they can from tree to tree with no goal in mind, but I’m sure they have a plan for their madness.

Lots of the best inventions for men and women have come from being inspired by things that nature provides us. Who knows, maybe something that a squirrel does without thinking will spark some inspiration for your next brilliant thought.

9| Help a friend get setup in a great honey hole

The things that we find most rewarding in life often don’t involve ourselves gaining anything as a result.

I’m a big fan of helping others find success and this includes hunting success. I’ve enjoyed going out into the woods with friends and fellow hunters to find prime spots to stalk a big old whitetail buck.

Help out a fellow hunter and perhaps the time spent will spark an idea of something else your business could do for your customers (for profit in this instance of course).

10| Enjoy the after hunt

I have always enjoyed the time I used to spend with the guys who used to hunt on my Uncle’s farm after we were done hunting for the day. We always seemed to gather around on the porch waiting for each other to get in. There were usually one or two beers downed as well as a little dirt kicked around. And of course everyone had to go into detail about their hunts. It’s amazing how hunters like to tell their stories from the day’s hunt.

I think the details from the hunting stories are a result of the passion hunters have for hunting. The same is true about you and your business.

Sometimes we just have to rediscover that inspiration by taking a little time after a day’s work to discuss the business with family or friends.

Bonus | Bring a notepad

This year I began doing something new in the woods – I’m taking a notepad with me on each hunt. I kept finding myself having some great thoughts and business ideas out in the woods that I finally broke down and spent $1.50 on a pen and note cards. Now I am writing down my thoughts out in the woods. Sure, not all of them seem as brilliant once I get home, but my mind seems to be working on overtime knowing I have the note cards.

Plus when the creative juices are flowing – good things seem to happen.

Can you think of other ways to find inspiration while hunting?

Please share in the comments.

image credit: Hryck.

Related posts on Hunting Business Marketing

Using Others to Find Inspiration

How to Find Your Lucky Break

Inspirational Hunting Blogger Insights

Related posts on the Web

Accessing Your Creative Reserves

10 Tips to Recharge Your Creativity

Build Your Own Alltop for Inspiration

Using Others to Find Motivation

Is self-motivation a myth?

Self Motivation

image credit: Hotshoe!

It seems like most people tend to believe that the most successful people have a way of self-motivating themselves to achieve more than perhaps others do in life.

I’m not sure if self-motivation is as simple as:

“Ok self, you’re going to become successful today by accomplishing this…”

I think motivation is a combination of wanting to feel self-gratification while wanting to have an effect on the lives of others.

Validation also seems to play a part in the motivation mix.

The tricky part of motivation is simply…understanding where it exactly comes from.

People, especially business owners, seem to struggle with finding the motivation to do daily tasks that fit into the plan for their vision of success. There are always days where it’s difficult to justify writing that blog post or commenting on someone else’s blog or taking the time to write a nice email to a fellow hunting blogger.

There is a trick you can use that brings the entire concept of motivation together.

Let me explain…


One thing that motivates us in our entrepreneurial adventures is gratification (there is also security, freedom, and a few others that come into play).

Entrepreneurs want to feel good about what they have worked hard to accomplish. Business owners want the happy feeling that comes from making a hunter smile from ear to ear with joy over harvesting a trophy animal on a once in a lifetime hunt.

It makes us happy when our business positively has positive effects on our customers.

Gratification definitely plays some part in our motivation to continue providing the best products and services. It’s why you and other business owners work so hard each day to improve your business – to feel the satisfaction of making your customers feel satisfied in their purchase of your products and services.

In a sense, this motivation does not come from within each of us. It comes from the good feeling you get when your customers share their praise and thanks to you after being overly satisfied beyond their expectations with the products and services you have provided.

It has nothing to do with money and everything to do with your customer feeling like they received something of value.

It’s important to recognize the fact that gratification plays a role in your motivation.

It’s not wrong to want to feel gratification.

It’s natural for humans to want to do that which makes them feel good about themselves and helping others while expecting nothing more than gratification once and awhile is something that can lead to positive and healthy motivation.

Having an Effect

In general, we all want to have an effect in the world.

We want to people to say nice things about us at our funeral (or we at least want to think now – while we’re alive – that people will say nice things about us at our funeral).

Wanting to have a lasting effect on others in this world throughout and beyond our lives is strong motivation to do something today, tomorrow, and each day for the next 50 years that will leave a mark and positively change someone’s life for the better.


Father and Son

Original Flickr Photo: Schmelzle Family

Original Blog Post: The Schmelzle Family | Minneapolis Family Photographer

Photographer Credit: April Bodenburg | Minneapolis Family Photographer

April’s Website: AprilBodenburg.com

April’s Blog: AprilBodenburgPhotography.blogspot.com

April’s Flickr Photostream (She is amazing!)

I remember hearing something somewhere onetime (real specific I know…) that all children simply try to accomplish something in life that makes their parents proud.

It’s interesting that motivation can be that simple at times.

But it’s true.

There is nothing like the feeling when Mom or Dad tells you, “I’m proud of you.”

A parent telling you that they’re proud of you is the first validation in life that we all had. It’s often the purest form beyond hearing it from other loved ones like a spouse or child, but it always seems to go back to the first validation we had as kids with our parents.

Again, I don’t think it’s necessarily self-motivation when we’re doing something with our business partly to make our parents and other loved ones proud and that’s Ok.

Understanding that part of our motivation comes from others, especially from those we love, leads us to doing things and making decisions based on the motivation we experience as a result of using others to motivate us to do great things.

Using Others to Find Your Motivation

Motivation comes from places we likely don’t always understand or anticipate.

Motivation can come from seeing your loved one working hard to accomplish something – a painting, a marathon, a rubik’s cube or another task that’s challenging – and realizing that seeing them work, struggle and finally succeed motivates us to do something just as good and possibly better.

We see how satisfied those around us feel when they accomplish something challenging and it makes us want to accomplish something ourselves in order to feel the same way.

Understanding that self-motivation doesn’t always come from yourself (it still seems weird to write that) is a big step in understanding where you can find motivation to get your through the day, the week, or even just this hour as your work tirelessly to improve your hunting business so you can positively affect the lives of your customers is a BIG step to finding enjoyment and pride in what you do each day.

Anytime you’re stumped for motivation or if you’re ever feeling like you just need to sit back and give up for awhile, take a few minutes to reflect on the reasons you started your business in the first place:

Think about how you can use others to find your motivation to succeed and continue turning your business into something successful and impactful.

There are lots of sources for motivation and it usually doesn’t come from you.


I’m not sure that self-motivation is necessarily a myth, but it seems like most of things that motivate us to succeed in business and in life come from those around us who have the biggest impact on our lives.

Business owners seem to have a drive to succeed in finding gratification for their hard work.

Business owners look to have a positive effect on the lives of others while also finding the purest form of validation for hard work and accomplishments.

There is nothing wrong with using others to motivate you. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to find that extra drive to push yourself to do great things.

So seek out those resources around you and use others to find your motivation.

Related posts on the Hunting Business Marketing

Marketing Your Hunting Business on the Web

The Myth of Overnight Success

The Jon Bon Jovi Guide to Making it Big on the Web

Related posts on the Web

Content Aggregation For Links, Traffic And Buzz

The #1 Conversion Killer in Your Copy (And How to Beat It)

Your Energy, Your Drive

How to Spend Your Time Marketing Your Business on the Web

“You ever realize that you’re wasting time and have to give yourself a little lecture? Then you twitter about it… and waste more time.” Cory Glauner (@gothunts)

Focusing on the Most Important Tasks

image credit: 96dpi

One of the things I struggle with frequently is focusing on what’s important to reaching my goals in life. It seems like I get into situations where I’m spending way too much time on tasks that aren’t as important as others.

For example, just before I sat down to write this post I was working on some changes for the Hunting Business Marketing site. Most of these changes were functional and somewhat visual. After struggling for awhile to figure them out I realized that I was wasting valuable time that I had meant to use for writing.

I’ve always been inquisitive and while I find that characteristic to be a positive quality it also has the tendency to get me in trouble once and awhile concerning time management.

Life seems to be balancing act of tasks we need and want to perform and since we’ve all only got a limited amount of time available it seems imperative that we figure out the tasks that are truly most important in achieving our goals, aspirations, and happiness.

So how do we decide what is most important?

Let’s take a deeper look…

Understanding Your Business Goals

Prioritizing your time to ensure your happiness most likely includes family, friends, and becoming successful, but for this article I’ll just focus on the success of your hunting business and your business goals. I’m guessing there is a chance that the success of your business is one of your main goals for your life anyway so I hope you understand the focus on the article. Maybe I can address the personal side of priorities and life in another post.

Anyway, back to your business.

Let’s take a look at a couple questions to consider…

1| What are your business goals?

It’s important to understand what your business goals are in order to better prioritize your tasks.

I’ll just use myself as an example and hopefully you can mold it to match your own.

Today when I was working on the site I realized the things I was working on (functional changes) weren’t as important as the core things (creating valuable content) I should have been working on.

So I immediately switched over to writing this post and next I’ll focus on adding content to the Hunting Business Marketing Book and creating other content for Hunting Business Marketing.

You see, I realized that what is valued most here is the written content.

While functionality is important and definitely needs my attention, I realized I needed to create content and get caught up to the point where I felt good enough to stop creating content and focus on other, less important, priorities.

So today I had a moment when I realized what my business goals were:

1| Create content that helps hunting business owners better market their business and serve hunters

2| Create a voice for Hunting Business Marketing that is personal and attentive to the needs of hunting business owners

3| Create a simple and functional Web site that makes it easy for hunting business owners to access the content

4| Create revenue opportunities that allow Hunting Business Marketing to be profitable and successful in respect to #1

These go more into detail, but you get the point.

After realizing that these were my goals for Hunting Business Marketing I knew that it was time to stop tinkering and get back to focusing on the content.

2| What do you do best?

While I don’t claim to be a masterful or influential writer, I do understand that I love writing blog posts and other content that helps hunting business owners with their marketing strategies and goals.

I enjoy analyzing statistics, occurrences, and trends while providing my thoughts on how the activities around us affect the hunting industry and individual hunting businesses.

And while I may not be the best at creating content, it is what I’m best at (or at least what I enjoy doing most).

So my time (right now) is best spent focusing on creating valuable content.

Now, I also realize the importance of presenting the content in ways that make it easy for your to use and understand.

This is where the other priorities for my business goals come in…

Continue Learning

Creating valuable content is my number one goal, but I know that it’s important to continue to learn new techniques and strategies that make my goals mentioned above more efficient and effective.

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of reading, researching, and other time consuming activities while I’ve been working on a new Website.

With encouragement from Sarah Hicks, I’ve been trying to learn how to do things myself instead of hiring out tasks.

I’ve spent a lot of frustrating hours working on the new site and it’s felt like a lot of wasted time more than once.

But as time goes on I’m realizing all of the valuable things I’m learning through the process that will help me in the future for making my goal of providing valuable content to hunting business owners more efficient.

So the final point is that while it’s important to focus on what you do best, it’s just as important to continue learning so you can not only achieve your business goals, but make the process of delivering them more efficient and effective.


It’s important from time to time to take a step back and analyze the daily tasks we do throughout our day.

Ask yourself a couple questions:

1| What are your business goals?

2| What do you do best?

There are other related questions more specific to your unique situation, but the important thing to realize is that your life is short and if you want to be happy and satisfied you need to focus on what’s most important for your life’s goals.

Do the things that make you happy and that lead to success.

If you’re not happy and successful…what’s the point?


Cory is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter.

Follow him at twitter.com/gothunts if you are not doing so already.

Related posts on Hunting Business Marketing

How to Do It All – The Time Management Question

Offline Hunting Businesses Anonymous – 12-Step Program to Joining the Web

Applying The Power of Less to Your Hunting Business

Related posts on the Web

The Myth Of Multitasking: Focus Or Fail

10 Ways To Give Yourself A Procrastination Inoculation

Achieve Your Dreams Despite Pressures of Work and Family

7 People You Need to Know for Web Success

Every hunting business owner should have these people on speed (email) dial…

Big Writing Desk

Image credit: psd

Now, I don’t mean specific individuals.

I’m talking about remarkable people you will need to find in order to have a successful marketing strategy for your hunting business.

It’s likely you may be able to fill some of these roles yourself, but don’t be afraid to seek out all of most or all of them.

You can’t do everything – nobody can. It’s simply not possible and it’s foolish to try.

You can, however, do anything. And your “anything” is the area of the hunting industry you’ve chosen as your focus.

If you’re an outfitter, you’re area of expertise is how to harvest the game in your region of the world. You’re the best at it and your customers come to you when they want the best in the business.

There are great people out there and each business owner needs to find them and form mutually beneficial connections in order to have success on the Web.

Let’s take a look…

1) Developer

Having a developer you can trust to be timely, efficient, and innovative is something you simply can’t be without when you bring your business to the Web.

Business relationships with developers can be difficult. It’s tough for non-developers (such as myself) to understand that changes and modifications take time (and money). Having a developer who can provide truthful and accurate deadlines and schedules can help ease any tension as you make changes to your Website.

Look for a developer who likes to keep up with new technologies and developments, but also uses efficient processes and simple concepts.

2) Designer

People are visual and that includes your customer. Having a talented designer on your team is necessary for your business. The designs of your logos, emails, Website pages, and other promotional items need to be relevant to your business and make sense to your customers (current and potential).

Make sure you find a designer who will take the time to listen to you and understand what your business is about so they can create items that present your business in the best way possible to your customers.

A designer doesn’t need to have experience in the hunting industry for them to be the perfect fit for you and your business. Instead, you should find someone who is a good listener and communicator. This trait will allow you to express your needs and it will allow them to create materials and make adjustments so your customers can visualize what your business is about.

3) Marketer

A quality marketer will have a few key traits.

1) Drive to continuously improve

2) Understanding of how to share

3) Ability to connect business and customer

When looking for a marketer to match your business, you’ll want to make sure they have each of these three personality traits. All three are crucial so don’t give in to just one or two if a person has had success in another.

The first trait is important because things are continuously changing on the Web. Complacency is the ultimate villain for any business – not the competition as is often thought. You need to find someone who has the passion to continuously be in the loop as to new technologies and tools coming out and how they impact you and your business.

The second trait is important because in life and especially in the atmosphere of the Web, sharing is imperative for success. Sharing resources, knowledge, ideas, products, and services are how business can connect with other businesses and most importantly customers. Having a marketer who is a master of sharing content of all forms will be priceless to your success on the Web.

The third trait is important because connecting is essential to Web success. Connecting with other business owners and customers is how your business will succeed on the Web. The Web is simply an enhancement of connecting. Having a marketer who understands and excels in connection is an asset you and your business will continually benefit from.

4) Writer

People are usually surprised at how much writing is involved with business marketing on the Web. Each Web page will have descriptions, stories, etc. for visitors and potential customers to read.

Your visitors are looking for information on topics and they want to find the best business available to solve their problems. So it’s important that the content on your site provides answers and convinces visitors to use your business’s services or products.

You’ll want to find a quality writer who understands what your business is about and who knows how to use words to connect your business with your potential customers. Writing is a lot of work and quality writing with compelling content is difficult to create.

Having a skilled writer to express your message is crucial to your hunting business’s success on the Web.

5) Salesperson

A salesperson is someone who can communicate vocally to your current and future customers. They need to have an understanding of what your customers need and how your product or service can benefit them.

A salesperson needs to be one of the most driven individuals on your team. They have to be able to communicate not only with customers, but with everyone else on the team. They need to have a complete understanding of the business so they can answer any and all questions for potential and current customers. And if they can’t answer a question they have to know who to ask in order to get a quality answer in a timely fashion.

6) Profit and Loss Accountant

For any business to be a success on the Web there has to be someone on the team who understands the profit and loss of all actions taken by the business. These actions include margins, paybacks over time, and how all other expenses will affect the business and future incomes.

If you can find someone who is skilled with numbers and understanding the margins necessary for a business to be successful on the Web you should pay them accordingly and keep them happy because without a quality accountant you may find yourself in trouble down the road.

7) New Web User

This person is kind of a wild card and one most people wouldn’t think about. I have included them here because I think it’s one of the most important people you can have.

Find a person (grandma, cousin who lives in the woods, friend who’s never seen a computer, etc.) and show them your Website and related items and have them work and interact.

If they can’t understand what you’re doing then your Website is too complicated.

Complicated is easy to do and creating simple processes is difficult.

Find someone to test all of your new Web related items who can give you honest feedback because if they can use your items and it’s easy, your customers should be able to use the items as well.


The most important factors for finding people you can work with are trust, reliability, talent, and communication skills.

Find people with these traits for each of the roles mentioned and you will see your business have success on the Web.

Can you think of any other key people to have on your Web team?

Related posts on Hunting Business Marketing

10 People All Hunters Should Follow on Twitter

20 Steps to Starting Your Hunting Business Blog/Website

10 Hunting Website Truths You Can’t Ignore

Related posts on the Web

What Goes Into a Premium Brand

Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Ways of Getting Traffic to Your Blog

Take Your Parents’ Advice and Share

We all remember how difficult it was to share our toys with brothers and sisters.

Brotherly Love

image credit: platinumblondelife

We’d whine and stomp our foot until reluctantly handing over the Tonka truck or the Matchbox car.

Why is it so difficult for toddlers to share toys?

More importantly, why is it still difficult for adults to share?

This seems especially true when we feel we have something like a great business idea or secret tactic that we use to get traffic online or even a special reason why our hunting honey hole always produces monster bucks.

As the world catches up and moves to the Web as a medium for connections, sharing will be necessary for those looking to succeed.

So Take Your Parents’ Advice and Share

Some reasons why we are reluctant to share

Wanting to keep things for ourselves seems to come natural, almost immediately from birth. Think about it, when your Mom takes something away from you as an infant you may start crying.

As toddlers we’re generally unwilling to share our toys in the sandbox even if we really don’t want to play with them anymore.

As we grow older we loosen up a bit and share more, but really we just become more particular about what we share.

Why are we so protective of things such as ideas?

Here are a few reasons I come up with:

1. We’re afraid somebody will steal

It’s true, if we’re unwilling to share something and someone else wants whatever it is bad enough there is a chance they’ll just steal it from us.

We’ve all seen something stolen from somebody we know, had something stolen from us, or stolen something ourselves.

It happens.

So naturally we are protective of our most prized possessions such as great business ideas.

2. We’re afraid we’ll never get ‘it’ back

Has anyone else had a buddy or a friend who has ‘borrowed’ your screwdriver set or hunting knife or ATV only to never see it again?

I know I have.

Experiencing this makes us a little gun shy about sharing things we perceive as valuable.

3. We worked hard to get ‘it’ so why should somebody else get access so easily?

More so adults we tend to feel like we’ve worked hard (our whole lives – add emphasis) to get our possessions so why should we give them up to others’ who we perceive haven’t worked as hard as us?

It’s a logical response.

4.  Mine

This one covers the first three completely. To keep it short and simple we all have the feeling at times, “It’s mine!”

General benefits of sharing

We may not have realized it growing up, but there were benefits to sharing.

As humans, (most of us) have a natural feeling that when someone shares something with us we should share something of value back with them.

Generally, people want to help each other out.

It’s just a matter of one of the parties setting the initial standard for sharing.

You can be that person.

Sharing will benefit you because you’ll be giving your best knowledge to others. Hopefully it will help them out in their lives.

Also, your reputation as a person willing to share valuable knowledge will prove beneficial for others thus being beneficial for you if you sell products or services.

And even more beneficial, since your competitors are unlikely to share their knowledge, you can gain a competitive edge on them by sharing your knowledge with potential clients, thus increasing your market share.

And while sharing your knowledge does trigger the natural reaction of others to share information back with you, this shouldn’t be a focus of your willingness to share.

Benefits of sharing on the Web

The Web fosters deep connection and communication. Sharing has been taken to a new level as a result of the widespread use of the Web.

The businesses that have succeeded on the Web have been able to remove their artificial barriers and shown a willingness to share more than their competitors.

More and more companies are having their employees share thoughts, information, etc.  CEOs are even sharing their insight (for free) with the world via the Web.

Web users benefit, journalists benefit, and ultimately the companies benefit.

We’ve reached a point on the Web where it’s necessary (not a luxury) to share.  If you enter the Web unwilling to share then you’ve already set yourself up for failure.

For some, that’s tough to swallow, but you can’t hold onto old ideas.

The Web is full of opportunity for those willing to share.

I mean, where else can you get access to 999 business ideas?

Specific benefits of sharing for hunters/hunting business owners


Today I was floating this thought around with Cory (@gothunts) of Outdoors International: why isn’t there a site where hunters share their hunting journal notes? Some hunters keep track of every hunt they’ve ever been on. They keep track of wind direction, temperature, moon phase, stand location, amount of game seen, time of year, etc.

We discussed that the difficult part would be finding hunters willing to share this information.

Here’s the idea: start a blog or Website and share your hunting journals from the hunts on your property with users on the Web.

As far as I know (except for what we see on hunting TV shows) there are no site owners willing to do this, but why aren’t they? Is there some big secret they’re hiding?

Be willing to share your hunting journals. You’ll have a huge competitive advantage over your fellow outfitters on the Web.

Discuss your thoughts on why certain hunts were successful. Allow readers to interact with comments. Make sure to answer they’re questions.

You might even run into some hunters willing to share their ideas concerning your property. You might find some new tactics for hunting your property.

And while this is all happening, you’ll be gaining a dedicated audience of potential outfitting clients.


Sharing creates conversation and connection on a deep level. Your willingness to share your best ideas, most valuable knowledge, and unique perspective will prove to be valuable to those around you. In return, you’ll benefit from the connections you make.

In today’s world where the Web is the ultimate medium of exchange it’s necessary for you to be willing to share if you want to succeed.

Special Thanks

I want to thank those who are willing to share their content via Creative Commons, especially those on Flickr. Without you I wouldn’t be able to share your photos on this blog. Thanks!

Bonus Thought on Sharing

This commercial has always reminded me of myself and my little brother. I was always trying to get away with as much as I could. Fortunately for him (and for me since I learned my lesson more than once), we had a great Mom who was clever to come up with ways to even things out.

And that thought always reminds me of this Earl Thomas Conley & Keith Whitley video ‘Brotherly Love’…

Related posts on the Web

50 Stunning Images From Flickr Under Creative Commons

Why You Can’t Make Money Blogging

Seven Expert Tips For Outstanding Web Writing

Related posts on Hunting Business Marketing

10 Things Every Hunting Website Needs (Plus a Few Extra Ideas)

4 Lessons I Learned from the Movie “Catch Me If You Can” (And How to Apply Them to Your Hunting Business)

How to Grow Your Hunting Business Online: Make Connections