I'm also S/E, but have to work a lot to make the kind of living I've become accustomed to. The only vacation time I get is a week at Thanksgiving and a couple weeks at Christmas/ New Years. My wife and I take tropical vacations out of the Country then...see why I have to work so much? Sometimes I can alter my schedule during Turkey season and get a morning's hunt in (never two days in a row), but mostly, I'm a Saturday hunter (hunting is prohibited in N.C. on Sundays). I go when I get the chance, regardless of weather. Since the economy has slowed, I may get more time to go this Spring...a smaller bank account, but a higher pleasure rating & a filled freezer are probably worth the trade-off.
Business traditionally drops off during deer season, so usually I get plenty of woods time then.
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