For two years, Nate Blanchard held a difficult job. A diehard deer hunter, he worked as a seasonal employee for Pennsylvania’s Game Commission, checking deer hunters in the parking lots of some of Pennsylvania’s most popular public hunting land. The bad part: when he was on the clock, Blanchard couldn’t participate in his favorite activity. But he extracted enough good parts to tolerate the job, which he credits as a rung on the ladder that he ascended to become a certified wildlife biologist. The best of the good parts? Educating fellow deer hunters about the importance of good-quality gear, including optics.