First, let me apologize for missing last weeks Struttin’ Time. I was in the wrong place at the right time, and after severe storms had no electricity, phone, or Internet.
Every time I leave my house, within just a few miles there is a sign that says, “Welcome to Estill County, Where the Bluegrass Kisses the Mountains.” We need a saying like that in Letcher County. It always makes me feel warm and wanted to see that sign. Letcher County could have a contest to see who can come up with the slogan best suited for our little county. Something to think about.
Anyway, unless you have been in a cave you already know that West Virginia was under siege. All the gasoline stations were down along with everything else, so I was stuck.
We now have less than 60 days until the day we can go afield again in search of the ole longbeard. Although the weather has been close to 100 degrees for the last couple of weeks, there is no excuse not to be getting ready for opening day. This is the time when we need to make sure our hunting blinds are in working order, that our broadheads are sharp, and that we have plenty of ThermaCELL refills. With the temperatures being as hot this summer as they have been, it wouldn’t hurt to invest in some Stalker Lite 11 hunting clothes. They are so light that you almost feel naked.
Word of caution: Make sure you take your ThermaCELL when you wear these outfits (note the above sentence). We have an advantage, because squirrel season opens a couple weeks before we go wild turkey hunting, so we can have a chance to pattern them. Well if the power stays on and the old computer stays up, I’ll see you next week.