Going Remote: How GoWild is Adapting to the Current Situation

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  • Marc's avatar

    It’s not too bad in NH yet 17 confirmed cases. Schools are closed most businesses are still open though. We will see what the future brings. Day by day at this point.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Marc changing hourly at this point!

  • Marc's avatar

    @Brad this is true I expect to see a jump soon when we get more tests!

  • Bobby's avatar

    Good luck to everyone and stay safe

  • Joe's avatar

    I’m still employed for now. Luckily I had a good deer season so the freezer is full. Ready to bug out if I need to. Pray for the Nation.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Joe it certainly pays to be a decent hunter these days

  • Brad's avatar

    @Marc no doubt. 👊

  • Marc's avatar

    @Brad the good news is like most of the people on here we have been practicing social distancing for years. I’m good to go!

  • Amy's avatar

    It's starting to get a little frightening being a single mom with two boys to care for. I am still working but my job has cut hours. My children have to do school work throughout the day while I'm at work and that's a little frustrating with no one there to help them. But I am keeping my faith and leaving it in God's hands. My family is praying a lot together and that brings us closer we were before.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Marc 🤣 “social distancing” is literally the definition of hunting season eh?

  • Brad's avatar

    @Amy that is a silver lining for sure. Good luck Amy. I know it’s tough times for that scenario. Your GoWild fam is thinking of you and all of our community members. 👊

  • Amy's avatar

    @Brad Y'all are awesome! Thank you

  • Daniel's avatar

    First death from corona in VA happened 10 min. from my house

  • Jeff's avatar

    I work in supply chain for a hospital in central VT and things are a little hectic, but we are good for now. My son and I filled the freezer this year, so food supply is good.🦌👊

  • Eric's avatar

    Still working for the time being. We were an industrial manufacturer so we are still deemed "essential" . Thanking the Good Lord for a freezer full of wild game. Crazy times right now for sure. I'm hoping that with a few weeks we can return to some sense of normalcy?

  • Cody's avatar

    As a teacher we've been scrambling trying to figure out how to transition to online instruction. That's especially hard for my students since I teach students with severe disabilities. But I'm very lucky to have a job that will continue paying me during this craziness.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Daniel ❤️ stay safe

  • Brad's avatar

    @Jeff good time to be a hunter right?

  • Brad's avatar

    @Eric (Trailcamology) maybe. Trump said it could be July before this dies down? The guy on Joe Rogan seemed to say the same. I’m hoping we’ll get through it in a month but I dont know. I’m no expert. Just a dumb kid from Appalachia 😂

  • Brad's avatar

    @Cody that is good news!

  • Josh's avatar

    I won’t have to worry about losing my job luckily and we dealt with my wife being laid off a few years ago so we already have her home

  • Josh's avatar

    My wife got laid off back in 2017 and we worked through that situation then, and she didn’t go back to a 9-5 corporate job so we are blessed to have her home with our kids. We had been talking about home schooling next year so I’m a way this is a trial run. I won’t have to worry about losing my job, but we are making major process changes in how we respond and handle patients to protect ourselves and receiving facilities. We are just hoping to get through this without too many staff becoming ill and taxing the system.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Josh What’s shaken out in Italy sure is scary. Hope we can do better here but I’m not sure we are/will. Good luck dude.

  • Adam D's avatar

    Clorox wipes , hand sanitizer, rubber gloves and keep on trucking, for now.....if turkey season gets messed up imma be upset.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Adam dude I’m going to lose my mind if that happens

  • Josh's avatar

    @Brad
    The only thing to fear is fear itself brother. We can’t change the direction of the wind or stop tomorrow’s sun from creating the horizon. We can support each one another in compassion and the lending of a hand. We can get through this stuff together and emerge stronger. 🤜

  • Trent's avatar

    In Indiana it’s in Gods hands like anywhere else!

  • David's avatar

    It's tough this week. Lost my mother over the weekend. I have a daughter in the Air Force and she can't come in for any of the services. She's confined to a 50 mile radius from the base and that's probably going to get smaller after the conversation I had with her this morning. Work wise I do maintenance for a local school district. We're shut down but maintenance and custodial staff still have to report.

  • Brad's avatar

    @David sorry to hear that about your mom man. Stay safe.

  • Derrick's avatar

    Over 1,000 cases in NY. I work at a Prison, so I still have a job. But there might be a delay in paychecks because of the financial budget. Kids are home, bars, restaurants, gyms, and movie theaters are closed. No more than 10 people in a room together. It sucks! Nothing at the shelves at the market, pasta, tuna, chicken, milk, and toilet paper is all gone. I’m still admiring those stickers though @Donovan 😂🤣 gotta keep thinking positive.

  • David's avatar

    @Brad thanks man.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Derrick Godspeed dude. The grocery stores are expecting to catch up soon. Y’all have it bad up there be safe

  • Derrick's avatar

    @Brad I stock piled two weeks ago on can food and medicine in case the kids get sick. We have enough to get by for 3 weeks if needed. I’ve already heard a few gun shots, I know people are taking deer out of season. Nobody is batting an eye though, families gotta eat.

  • Peter's avatar

    @Brad doing good out in Colorado. Lots of time to scout for fall hunting. Good luck everyone!

  • Bobby's avatar

    @Amy what part of Texas? I’m out here working from Alabama my wife will be here tommorow she might be able to help with kids if we are close

  • Dane's avatar

    We are in the same state obviously so you have an idea how it’s going for me haha. On the work side of things, working for the government in the agriculture/grain things are getting somewhat scary. My daily functions are within KY but I also deal with international & domestic trade affairs on the grain side. Stateside the good news is this has occurred after harvest season for the majority of our most common commodities. Where things are getting scary are international trade & production of goods in the US. Whether that be the food or consumer products made from grain in our country. I’m not aware of any facilities stopping business in our state yet that I have a direct relation with but it is a realistic possibility in the weeks to come. Fingers crossed everything goes as smooth as possible moving forward.

  • Jeff's avatar

    @Brad yes it is!

  • Donovan's avatar

    @Derrick it’s the little things that’ll get ya through. 😆

  • Mike's avatar

    Not to whine, but I’m in an occupation that can’t take time off and is always called upon to show leadership in the room, on teleconferences, and 24/7. And honestly, we are the least qualified people in the room when it comes to this. But we are used to dealing with crises and it becomes more evident everyday that it is an acquired skill, and only inherent in a small few. The most important message that needs to get out there is that the current decisions are to slow the inevitable spread, not eliminate it. Hospitals would be overwhelmed with a large spike, but can handle a trickle. Unfortunately, that puts a huge economic strain on the masses in addition to 5-7 days of not feeling well, or worse for the immuno-compromised. And it may also lengthen the threat of a weeks long ordeal to months. The precedent being set is far scarier than COVID-19 itself in my opinion.

  • Donovan's avatar

    @Mike 👊🏼

  • Mike's avatar

    @Donovan 👊🥃. Hopefully this is a learning experience for our politicians and health experts to communicat better and approach with more common sense.

  • Donovan's avatar

    @Mike Agreed. There have to be better plans the next time something like this blows through.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Mike I agree. I misunderstood a lot of this up front but that’s why I’m running an app not the world.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Brad hahaha. It’s hard not to when Chicken Little runs the major media. Click bait and scare tactics are what they all dream of man. That’s why GoWild is so damn successful. People ignore the BS until it goes away and only the authentic survive👊🥃

  • Desert Badger's avatar

    Doing great our favorite spots are less crowded than normal. Now if people would stop hoarding basic supplies that would be awesome!

  • Desert Badger's avatar

    We love that you guys shutdown because the schools did. That just shows how awesome you guys are at taking care of your people. Wish more companies would be like you guys!

  • Brad's avatar

    @Mike I still think much of the problem has been driven by hysteria but the media sure is making some money. And here we are, with nothing left to do but deal with it.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Desert 👊 thank you

  • Ithaca's avatar

    Ohio as of 2230 last night, when I left the hospital, has 56 confirmed cases. No reported deaths at this time.

  • Ithaca's avatar

    Nursing Spring Wardrobe collection 2020. Not only can I check you for COVID 19. I can paint your car while you wait

  • Brian's avatar

    Everything is just about shut down except for the grocery stores, they are out of bread so I am making homemade bread, come on people, buy what you need for a week and leave some for the elderly who probably need it more. The shelves were empty of just about everything, no milk or eggs either. The stores are stocking but it is going out as fast as they put it on the shelf.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ithaca Godspeed. And yes you look prepped.

  • Joan's avatar

    @David I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Sorry your daughter can’t make it home

  • Brad's avatar

    @Brian check gas stations for bread and milk

  • David's avatar

    @Joan thank you.

  • Joan's avatar

    Doing ok, staying healthy. Still employed but a lot of customers are suspended delivery for now so my work days might get shorter. That’s ok, then I can do more fishing. Bummed that the Ultimate Fishing show is canceled in the area.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Joan Kentucky just canceled the Derby and we are not OK 🐎

  • Joan's avatar

    @Brad I hear yeah. They canceled Tulip Time here, that’s a huge festival in May. It’s been going to 91 years. Huge money loss for the city

  • Brian's avatar

    @Brad yes I was able to get my mother a quart of milk at the gas station, but it was the last they had also.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Brian good luck

  • Mike's avatar

    @Joan tulip time cancellation will save us a ton of money by not sending people to work it, but that’s devastating to the rest of the economy. Bummer

  • Jonathan's avatar

    I'm transitioning out of the military soon and can't leave for a job application because of our travel restrictions.

  • Jonathan's avatar

    Of course the job I want you have to put an application in, in person lol

  • Amy's avatar

    @Bobby I am in east tx about 40min east of Dallas. Such a nice gesture, THANK YOU! My day off is tomorrow fortunately & then Thursday my youngest will be going to his dad's((: so refreshing to know that there are still good ppl out there. What part of Tx will y'all be in?

  • Brad's avatar

    @Jonathan that sucks dude good luck

  • Bobby's avatar

    @Amy Carthage. And you’re welcome. We just try ta help where we can.

  • David e's avatar

    Hello, thank you for adding to your group. Name's David Peters i only hunted a few days last year. First time in over 15 years. Getting back into it with my son and grandson. I have a question , we hunt National Forest here in Eastern Tennessee. My son is all for hunting like Jeremiah Johnson. I on the other hand ain't in the best of condition anymore. I was thinking about taking a camouflaged net into the woods and setting it up as a blind. Has anyone ever done this before? My son is in his 20s I'm in my 50s and a type 1 diabetic. Ten years ago I went through 10 surgeries and it's disabled me and it's taken me awhile to get everything back to where I want to do some of the things I love, plus my grandson is 5 and loves hunting. Lol especially if it's for Bigfoot or The WoodBogger as he's called around here. My father didn't hunt, but he loved rebuilding boats and we spent a long time on boats. Anyway back to my question I've never harvested a deer myself, but is wanting to. So wood the net be a good idea?

  • Amy's avatar

    @Bobby that's what it's about! Good luck to you & your family. Thank you again!!!!

  • Kurt's avatar

    NY is ramping up still. I'm now working from home and fortunate to be doing so. I suspect the general TP inventory will catch up in a few weeks and the shelves will no longer be empty . I have plenty venison in the freezer, so a meat shortage should not be in my future. It's ever evolving here, so it's day to day. Remain resilient and safe!

  • Neil's avatar

    Man we got orders today to work from home. I’m a regional manager for a restaurant delivery company and it’s looking like we and takeout may be the only option other than cooking for many people. Just thankful I’m able to do my part from home and still have a job. This working mobile may help my turkey scouting abilities though ;-)

  • Brad's avatar

    @David I’ve done the net before. The challenge is your scent is lower to the ground and will not disperse as well as it does in a tree. You’re also going to lose some vantage point. That said you can kill animals from the ground for sure. I would look into a blind like what I have attached here. They contain scent a bit (wind can’t pass through as easily to carry it) and they provide much better concealment. I’ve killed deer and turkeys from these.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Kurt I’m with ya on the venison and TP situation 😂

  • Brad's avatar

    @Neil haha right on. Silver lining eh?

  • David e's avatar

    @Brad Thanks for the advice. I'll see if I can get one that's easy to pack into the woods.

  • Sarah's avatar

    Cut my riding lesson program down to just private lessons, with strict orders to everyone stay home if not feeling well in any way. Everyone is grateful to have their outside time with their horses when everything else has been shut down here, so as long as everyone stays safe, gives each other space, and stays healthy I hope to be able to keep the doors open for my current clients. Spending a lot of time in the woods disconnecting, scouting and chasing coyote. Really kicking myself for not taking a doe early season when I had opportunities to, heading into this with a empty freezer will alter my decisions from here out for sure on what I harvest.

  • Brad's avatar

    @David there are cheaper ones. ALPS has a nice one for about $199 I think

  • Brad's avatar

    @Sarah I hear ya. I operate on a freezer first mentality because I like to cook it but it’s paying off now for the meat crisis. Stay safe.

  • Reel Alaska's avatar

    Killing my charter season in Alaska. I need clients for IGFA world records!! LEGITIMATELY!! Guaranteed world record for a lady right now... and lots of 80% chances.

  • Ferg's avatar

    Am still figuring out what all the fuss about lol. Am not entirely convinced it’s as bad as most people believe.

  • Jason's avatar

    Still working they haven't shut is down yet here in Vermont. Just taking it one day at a time.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ferg doesn’t matter if it is as bad as the flu or any of that, the fact is it’s crushing hospitals and causing havoc.

  • Derek's avatar

    We have a response protocol when responding to patients who are suspected to have COVID-19. The firehouse is now completely closed to all outside guests and visitors. We are only allowed to leave for 1 grocery trip a day and for runs and all training is now being done remotely and in house and opposed to the training center or with other companies.

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Brad yea I get that man, I’m just trying to wrap my mind round it all. Think av been so used to isolating myself since the crash to recover am struggling to take it all in just now

  • Anthony's avatar

    Somewhere around 52 cases in Middle TN now. Work has everyone working from home for ~30 days, feels a bit weird to stay cooped up at home to work. Luckily i have my bow I’ll go out and shoot during breaks, couldn’t ever do that at work haha.

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Brad everything’s just kinda the same fer me I mean. Think with how fast it hit and everyone off work and ships getting ransacked, putting it all together in ma head is oddly difficult after a year of mostly isolation

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ferg stay isolated 😂. I’ve never seen anything like this in my life

  • Brad's avatar

    @Anthony way to find the silver lining.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Derek way to be proactive! 👊

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Brad you don’t have to tell me twice, av had over a year of practise n well settled in 😂. Al get back to life when I hit the states lol. On the bright side the woods I shoot the 3D in is even quieter so get them to myself haha

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ferg no doubt.

  • Lori's avatar

    Here in Newfoundland, Canada everything’s shut down too. Spent the morning with the kids in the garage, lit the wood stove, setting up all the camping gear, making hunting and packing lists. We’re all in this together! Tks for asking🙏

  • Tony's avatar

    Bama is just getting hit. Up to 23 as of yesterday. Schools are closed, public offices, restaurants encouraging curb side pickups.

  • Tony's avatar

    @Brad LOL 😂 so True. Same as fishing.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Tony they closed all restaurants to take out only here. Bars closed.

  • Brad's avatar

    @Lori 👊👊👊 good luck

  • Ronnie's avatar

    Hey brad you guys ever send out some of those decals just wondering in would love to have 1 thanks

  • Ben's avatar

    Currently still pretty much normal here. My sons daycare closed but luckily my sister in law is in college and that closed as well so she is watching him but me and my wife are still working. My wife is a nurse at a surgery center that does elected procedures and while they are currently open because of medical supply shortages that’s up in the air for how much longer. I work for a mushroom farm where we grow and package mushrooms so AG and food distribution are both essential so unless I get sick I’ll be at work like normal

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ben good to hear man. Wishing your wife good health through all of this

  • Ben's avatar

    @Brad thank you

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ronnie those are referral rewards. If you share GoWild via your share link you can unlock them. This link explains how: https://timetogowild.com/blogs/news/gowild-referral-rewards

  • Ronnie's avatar

    O ok sweet do you guys have any decals you guys give away or do you sell them

  • Brad's avatar

    @Ronnie those referral giveaway stickers aren’t for sale but we have some we sell: https://timetogowild.com/collections/all

  • Ronnie's avatar

    O ok I was asking if you guys had any at all for sale or to give away I wana rock some go wild lol thanks man

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