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12-year-old gets her first deer

A big thumbs up to Vannah Breeding, Carlos Fugate, and Will Connelly. Each has brought home a nice deer this season.

But the breaking news this week concerns my little friend Carla Sturgill of Dry Fork. She is the daughter of Connie Sturgill, and the sister of Destiny, who until this point had put the hurt on Carla when it comes to hunting. Things are about to change, starting now.

Word got to me that Carla “Coco Puff ” had put down her favorite cereal just long enough to go in the woods with her “Pap” Raymond Brown. Carla is now 12, and her Pap was starting to worry whether she was ever going to kill a deer.

Last week Carla came of age. While hunting on her grandfather’s farm, she downed a nice five-pointer. The thrill could be felt over the phone as she called and told me. I think I was as happy as she, if that is possible.

Carla has always the quiet one, but I bet that has changed around the old homeplace. All I can say is way to go, Carla.

Now it is back to turkey hunting starting on Dec.1. See if you can put a nice one on the ground, but learn a lesson from Destiny, let it flop.

The Youth Hunt of the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will take place on December 21 this year. Please contact any member of the Little Shepherd Chapter for more information.

Christmas in Our Hometown will be held at 5:30 p.m. on December 14. It is a family, funfilled night, and this year our grand marshal will be the Pastor Tony Brown of the First Baptist Church of Whitesburg, and a good “Struttin Time” reader.



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