As one of my favorite seasons of the year –hunting season– comes to a close, we open the door to another of my favorites—the season of gratitude.
It’s true that we need to be grateful for all of our many blessings all year long but it is nice that we, as a nation, pause together on Thanksgiving to give thanks.
There’s no doubt about it. We certainly are a blessed people and it benefits all of us to reflect a bit and fully recognize that.
I am thankful for my wife, my two boys, my folks and other relatives, my friends and my vast RMEF family. I am so grateful to be part of this grand conservation effort to ensure the future of elk, elk country and our hunting heritage. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the efforts of RMEF volunteers and members from coast-to-coast. Together, we are leaving a legacy for the majestic animal we love as well as a hunting tradition for our children and grandchildren.
As you gather this Thanksgiving season, pause with me to look around, let it all sink in, give thanks and express sincere gratitude to loved ones and our Maker for the many blessings in each of our lives.
God bless each of you.
M. David Allen