By Rich Miller
This week feels like spring has finally got here at my house. We have had several days in the 60’s and a couple even got up in the 70’s. As the days start getting longer, it just brings back memories of years past of turkeys gobbling on a cool crisp April morning. Though it’s not April yet, there have been a few days that sure felt that way in the last couple of weeks. Turkey season will be opening this week in Alabama (and part of South Carolina) and I am ready to say the least.
I always try to write about positive things on the blog and try keep it all about hunting and fishing, but there is something that happens twice a year that I get sick of. I talk to a lot of people in the southeast and no one likes it when it happens. With that being said if no one likes for it to happen every year, why does it keep happening? I am talking the time changing from standard time to daylight savings time every year.
It does effect our hunting every year because it happens during deer and turkey season every year. The thing that gets me is standard time only lasts for a little over four months. Every year it seems like the time changes sooner and later every year. I think the best thing to do is the next time we have to change it is split the difference. Move the time back 30 minutes and leave it alone. That way we get the best of both worlds all year long and don’t have to put our bodies through the readjustment twice a year. I guess there is someone that has a good reason for the time change each year, but if we can use my thirty-minute idea one way or the other would be fine with me as long as they left it alone.