I’m not sure if we should consider that a badge of honor, or a badge of scary.
I was at our rock bound highland home over the weekend. Still gray, Odin was busy (but not during the parade), and range control ruled that the first day of hunting season meant visiting control sights was a dumb idea. I concurred, sadly. Jordan’s plan of knocking this back into Sep is a really good idea, methinks.
Back East things are very different than around here in so many ways. And I concur that when you're considering what to do on the first day of hunting season in many parts of the East, maybe drawing to the forest should not be at the top of the list.
I hadn't heard anything about a shift of the event (I assume you mean USMA's traditional "A" event) to the Fall. I can see some real advantages to that.
Well, not the actual event...just the planning session. Jon and I have taken up a fall/winter in-person consulting weekend model, with a follow-up in Jan or Feb. We actually coach the designers through drafting courses while we're on site, which has proven to be a much more efficient model than emailing back and forth. I didn't really have to do much this year, which I found delightful.
The planning weekend been inching earlier and earlier each year, and Josh Wiley (currently in D/G&ENE) passed on that Jordan (arriving this summer) had mentioned just starting the planning in September. Lots of lead time for an Apr/May event, but I think that is a really, really good thing. After all, you never know when Navy is going to try to steal the mules and we'll have to go to 100% security on all monuments and tailgating positions...