Turkey hunting! As strange as it may seem, this may be one of the biggest upsides to doing MRA. Given all the places we go and the variety of big game we get to hunt, that may surprise some.
The reason is simple. Once again, due to my WWE career, Spring turkey was something I never got to do much. It was WrestleMania time in the WWE and was usually followed by a European tour. Even the years I had taken off after WrestleMania, it was usually dedicated to family time.
The times I did go out, well, I was unsuccessful. I went out at times with a buddy from church and others with my wife. I learned very quickly, as did my wife, why everyone always raved about spring turkey! Even in our lack of success, we had the best time.
To this day, my wife counts that as her most enjoyable hunt. (That might change now as this last Christmas Eve she took her biggest buck ever, but still.) The reason for that is turkey hunting is so interactive! If your “runnin’ and gunnin’ it’s even more fun!
The majority of my spring turkey hunting has taken place on camera doing MRA, and I wouldn’t change that for anything. It’s an area I always wanted to grow in yet never had the time. One of the ironic similarities to my WWE career and MRA is I’m learning and growing on TV. It’s both incredibly risky and exciting, all at the same time.
They’re both very different genres, yet I’ve chosen to go about them the same — in front of you, on TV. Sure hope I develop as well in this as I did in the other. Time will tell.