"Life is a film reel, not a snapshot."
— Eric Clark
Eric Clark is the founder of Where to Hunt. He's built the app as a side hustle, and today, we're talking about how he's pursuing making it his full-time job.
The American Dream is synonymous with this mental picture of rainbows and pots of gold. But in reality, the American Dream is like the weather: Rainbows don’t come until the storm passes.
Chasing that dream is hard. It’s more challenging than I ever thought. It weighs on me more than I tell people. Having the responsibilities of being the catalyst for a company—the make it happen person, the ideator, the chief of sales and head honcho of finance? All of that comes with a lot of stress in hopes of a reward. Those rewards vary—some do it to get rich, while some do it just in hopes of supporting their family while doing what they love. The stress is ubiquitous either way.
I’ve talked about those challenges a lot on this show from my perspective with GoWild. Today I am pumped to bring on a tech entrepreneur in the outdoors space who is going to give us his perspective. Welcome to Restless Native, Eric Clark.
Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation
This episode of Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation. GoWild is working with Houston Safari Club Foundation, and you know about some of the conservation efforts this group participates in.
This is an amazing organization, that is not only funding conservation efforts, they’re helping kids further their education, learn how to get outdoors and actively tackle R3 efforts.
Houston Safari Club Foundation has put $2.1 million into scholarships for hunters. That is, they are paying for scholarships to kids who are proven outdoors enthusiasts with hunting backgrounds. These are future decision makers and educators. They tackle Hunter Recruitment first hand with outdoor programs that have introduced hundreds of students to hunting experiences and career opportunities.
Houston Safari Club Foundation has also provided $3.5 million in hunter-funded programs for habitat and wildlife improvements, anti-poaching and outdoor education.
Members can connect with individuals from diverse fields, sharing a passion for hunting. Go back and listen to Joe’s interview if you missed it—he talks about all kinds of amazing events they host for these efforts.
Members also enjoy an active community, with monthly events and of course, the annual convention where members gather to socialize and share experiences.
Learn more: hscfdn.org.
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In addition to its robust Garmin integration, GoWild has added activity tracking support for Apple Watches, Google Wear OS Watches and an expansive list of other devices.
With the integration, members can track and share their outdoor adventures on a dynamic timeline, highlighting information such as mileage, average heart rate, elevation changes, temperature and much more. Activities are shared on an anonymized map, hiding the actual location of the activity and limiting zoom so member’s secret spots are kept that way.