Each published article led to more assignments. I spent fewer hours hunting and fishing and lost my suntan. But when I did go afield, it was often to exotic places and usually at a discount while using other people’s equipment. This was good and bad. Imagine having to get used to a new gun, scope, binocular, load, and trajectory the day you start a deer hunt. Every time. Imagine having to interrupt your hunt to snap photos, shoot video, and take notes. Imagine flight delays, lost luggage, jet lag, strange camps, and snoring roommates while your wife is back home seething because she thinks you’re on vacation. The only occupation with a higher divorce rate is Hollywood star, but someone has to do it.