To Really Experience Nature

8 Mar

Here is a quick article relating nature to sex, soooo… enjoy!

I’m not sure if it’s A.D.D., but I have always had a problem focusing on one thing for a set period of time. I used to be able to sit and watch an entire episode of any hunting television show or read an outdoor magazine article from start to finish. I feel like a bit of a hypocrite, because that’s what I do.  A good writer can paint a picture with their words and the reader can use their imagination to construct their interpretation of what they are reading. A good photographer can capture the perfect moment, and again, the viewer has to fill in the blanks where certain senses are not stimulated. A good cinematographer can make you feel like you were ALMOST there. However, watching something on TV, reading an article, or looking at pictures, will never match or replace actually living those experiences.

Before my first elk hunt I did a lot of reading, listening, and watching content about elk hunting. Not only did I absorb content about hunting strategy, but also about experiences that others have had. It wasn’t until I stepped out of the truck at the trail head that every sense was being stimulated. I could see the mountain and the changing aspens, I could smell the sagebrush, I could hear every sound that nature made, and I could feel the cool wind against my skin. Absolutely nothing compared to the real thing. As the trip unfolded, I was able to feel my legs burn as I was walking up the mountain side, I was able to experience the different between being in shape and being in mountain shape, and last but not least, I was able to experience mental fatigue and know how it felt to want to give up because your body was not able to function the way it normally did. In a strange way the entire experience was orgasmic and I will remember it for the rest of my life.

When I was younger I can remember sneaking in to best friends older brothers room and looking at my first Playboys. I was amazed. Looking at those pictures had my imagination racing, but those pictures didn’t hold a light to the real thing. No dirty mag or movie could possibly prepare you for the main event.

Imagine a big screen TV that has been split down the middle. On the left is a playback of the first deer you ever killed, on the right is a playback of your first sexual experience. Lets compare the two, elevated heart rate, faster breathing, scattered concentration, and awkward movements. There really is a similarity, but the “Hunting Orgasm” lasted way longer.

I can remember the first deer I ever took with a bow. I smoked her at about 15 yards, and about fell out of the tree from the excitement. That feeling lasted for about 2 days and it was only a doe.

I know I went off on a bit of a tangent, but that’s what I do. I guess what I’m trying to say is that no writer, or photographer, or cinematographer can truly capture what it means to be in nature or to be a hunter. There are no words you can read, pictures you can view, or film you can watch that can replace the experience of stepping outside and letting your senses become stimulated. Remember, if you’re still breather, there’s still time.

Thanks for reading,
Dan (DFW)

2 Responses to “To Really Experience Nature”

  1. Jeremy March 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    Perfectly said.

  2. Nicholas Larson March 16, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    well put!

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