I want to thank the “Great Spirit of the Hunt” for sending me the biggest deer I have ever killed. He was a monster — a 6-1/2 year old 12-pointer that field dressed at 200 pounds.
Although every pound of my deer was used to benefit someone, I still have some people in Letcher County who are against us hunting, and of course they let me know. I am proud to be on the winning side of the new Kentucky Constitutional Amendment that protects our right to hunt not only today, but forever.
The few people that stay on my case about hunting, I would hope are my friends. They have been part of my life, and have never told me any different, so I take them as such.
A whopping 86-plus percent voted yes to the amendment, and I want to thank each and every one of them who read this column. I guess some people would rather see wildlife killed on the highway, and provide neither food or shelter, or income for anyone.
I don’t have an answer for my anti-hunting friends, except to say I probably don’t agree with anyone 100 percent of the time, but we don’t get mad at each other and go different ways. I would hope that we just agree to disagree, and move on.
The part of my life that is upside down right now is I still don’t have my 2012 turkey grand slam. I will try till the season closes if I must, but I must get my Eastern or jump in the lake and sink three times and just come up two. I am at my wits’ end over my Eastern.
Meanwhile, I want to send out a thumb’s up to Destiny Sturgill, Raymond Brown and Ben Hall for getting their deer this season.
I trust everyone enjoyed their holiday. Remember to contact my friend Pap Brown about the youth rabbit hunt to be held on December 22. Raymond’s number is 633-9548.
Santa will be at Parkway Pharmacy in Whitesburg on Sunday, December 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring out your children to get a free picture with Santa.