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Struttin’ Time

Hopefully, a picture was painted for kids


All goods things must come to an end it has been said, and so I must close about my trip to Vermont.

I would like to remind the readers of Struttin’ Time that I have been trying to paint a picture of my trip to everyone, but I have targeted the children at Letcher Elementary because I promised them.

I have described the mountains, the people, and their way of life. I will finish with a few loose ends that I think are important.

Have any of you been to Canada and gone into the bush? Do you remember how soft and wet the ground was? That with every step you took you sunk up in mud?

Vermont is the same way. In a week of hunting, I used three pair of boots, each made with Gore- Tex. The mosquitoes and other bugs ate you alive, but with the help of a ThermaCell, and lots of spray, you could live without a blood transfusion.

Now for the ones who may not know what a ThermaCell is, it is a device that was made for the Army to give to soldiers to keep mosquitoes and other biting bugs away. It works like a charm, and by the way, you can get a home version.

As I told you in the other two weeks, Vermont has a lot of good people, a beautiful landscape, and is sure a very nice to visit. I don’t think that those of us from the South would like the long, harsh winters. I don’t know of a soul that has moved from Letcher County to Vermont. If you know of anyone, let me know.

I want all ya’ll to know I enjoyed the trip very much. If you decide to use an outfitter in Vermont, get in touch with Cabins in the Wild, Steve and Dan Barbour. They will give you a trip you won’t soon forget.

I will be leaving Kentucky on October 5, and heading to Barnes, Kansas, for a week of Rio turkey hunting. I will be hunting with my friend Joe Conyers, the Turkey Man himself.

I want to thank everyone again for staying with me as we make this journey together, a journey we call life. Take a youth hunting, it will be a rewarding time.

I think you will really enjoy our next Struttin’ Time. It is taken right from a Raymond Brown playbook, so stay tuned.


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