Bob Goff said this in his insightful book Love Does,
I HEARD ABOUT JESUS FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN I AS IN HIGH SCHOOL FROM A GUY NAMED DOUG, WHO I USED TO SHOOT BB GUNS WITH. WE WOULD GO OUT IN THE WOODS BY A RESERVOIR AND SHOOT AT CANS AND OLD CAR FENDERS. NEITHER OF US WAS A VERY GOOD SHOT AND WE RARELY HIT WHAT WE AIMED FOR, SO WE JUST CALLED WHATEVER WE HIT THE TARGET.
And then he added:
THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO STILL DO THAT.
I read that and it stopped me down. Do I hit my targets or do I simply draw targets around my hits?
Drawing targets around hits will make us feel like a success. And so we tell our kids, and ourselves, “It’s not important what you do; It’s only important how you feel.”
Nobody seems to consider the long-term implications of this silliness.
Sooner or later I must learn to hit a target.
If I target my hits then I’ll never learn to hit anything, and we live in a world that really wants you to be able to hit something. Eventually, that’s going to make me feel a lot worse than if I had taken the time to learn to hit the target.
Did it ever occur to you that you might feel better about yourself if you could hit a target?
This is true of work, marriage, family, and it is especially true of spiritual things. Don’t drift through life pretending that your spiritual misses are actually hits. Take aim. Steady yourself. Fix your eyes on the target and spend your life learning to hit it.
Here are a couple of verses that might help with this:
PHILIPPIANS 3:12 NOT THAT I HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED IT OR HAVE ALREADY BECOME PERFECT, BUT I PRESS ON SO THAT I MAY LAY HOLD OF THAT FOR WHICH ALSO I WAS LAID HOLD OF BY CHRIST JESUS. 13 BRETHREN, I DO NOT REGARD MYSELF AS HAVING LAID HOLD OF IT YET; BUT ONE THING I DO: FORGETTING WHAT LIES BEHIND AND REACHING FORWARD TO WHAT LIES AHEAD, 14 I PRESS ON TOWARD THE GOAL FOR THE PRIZE OF THE UPWARD CALL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.
1 CORINTHIANS 9: 26 THEREFORE I RUN IN SUCH A WAY, AS NOT WITHOUT AIM; I BOX IN SUCH A WAY, AS NOT BEATING THE AIR; 27 BUT I DISCIPLINE MY BODY AND MAKE IT MY SLAVE, SO THAT, AFTER I HAVE PREACHED TO OTHERS, I MYSELF WILL NOT BE DISQUALIFIED.
 Goff, B (2012) Love Does. Nashville, Tenn.: Nelson Books pg. 10.
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Allows for 1 Quality Buck, 1 Management Buck and 2 Does, 6 hogs and 2 Rio Grande Gobblers* Up to 2 Guests Per Trip Hunting Trip Dates must be reserved 7 days in advance. (1) Private Room in our B & B style Lodge. Includes Up to (16) days/nights of lodging and hunting . Need more days? No Problem just let us know. No more than 4 consecutive days. **
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Allows for 1 Quality Buck and 1 Management Buck* One Guest Per Trip (1) Private Room in our B & B style Lodge. Hunting Trip Dates must be reserved 7 days in advance. This MembershipIncludes Up to (12) days/nights of lodging and hunting . Need more days? No Problem just let us knowNo more than 4 consecutive days. **
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Allows for Cull Buck or Management Exotic (Broken horn etc…) and 2 does with 4 hogs and varmints* No Guest Privileges. Hunting Trip Dates must be reserved 7 days in advance. (1) Private Room in our B & B style Lodge. Membership Includes Up to (8) days/nights of lodging and hunting . Need more days? No Problem just let us know. No more than 4 consecutive days. **
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* Animal Substitutions may be made as follows: A Single Dybowski Sika, Fallow Buck or Axis Buck are equal to a Combination of a Quality Buck and Management Whitetail Buck, Axis and Blackbuck Does may be substituted for Whitetail does.
**Additional2 day Hunting Trips may be purchased if necessary. A Hunting Trip is defined as Arriving at Noon the first day and hunting that evening, staying the night, hunting morning, afternoon and evening the second day, staying the night, hunting the morning and leaving by noon on the third day. We offer NOON check ins on Wednesdays and Fridays with departures by 10 AM on Fridays and Sundays. Please no early arrivals or late departures without manager approval. This allows for any cleaning of linens, towels etc.
ADDITIONAL ANIMALS AVAILABLE IF DESIRED
Elk – Bull
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* Other Exotics available – Call for Prices and Availability
Bucks must be over 3 1/2 years old for Culls and 5 1/2 years or older for both Management and Quality Class bucks. Eldorado Hunting Lodge Quality Buck Season Begins December 1st thru January 31st each year. Cull and Management Buck Season is October 1st thru January 31st each year. NOTE: Whitetail Doe season is from October 1st until November 15th each year. No does are to be harvested after November 15 on certain ranches.
Additional Services Available if Needed
2 x 1 Guide Service per day
1 x 1 Guide Service per day
Semi Guide Service – Drop Off – Pick Up Haul Game
Game Handling – Pick up, Skin, Quarter and Cape per animal
Cold Storage in 2 Walk In Coolers at No Charge.
Upland Game Bird
Quail Package – 20
Quail Package – 30
Pheasant per bird
Chukar per bird
Mixed Bag – 10 quail, 3 Pheasant, 3 Chukar
Dog and Handler per day (3 hunters max) Provides for 2 ½ hour Morning and 2 ½ hour Evening Sessions.
Long Range Gun Range by Reservation
Skeet 90 Pack – Thrower located at rock quarry by Reservation
All Meals served Home style in Main Lodge Check with Cook for Menu and Schedule. Ordered at time of Reservation.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner per person per day
Breakfast Only Per Person
Lunch Only Per Person
Dinner Only Per Person
Water, Sodas, Sports Drinks, Coffee, Milk
Candy, Breakfast Bars, Protein Snacks
Outside Covered Grill Patio at Hideout Lodge by Reservation
Outside Covered Grill area at Main Lodge by Reservation
Pool and Covered Picnic area at Main Lodge Open to all
All Membership Levels include access to (1) Private Room by Reservation.
Additional Bedroom (2) Adults per night. Extra bedrooms are subject to availability and by Reservation Only.
Prices and availability of Animals and Services are subject to change due to Environmental and Market conditions. See the AMR Hunting Lodge Membership Agreement for complete Rules and Regulations.