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Struttin’ Time




Hello from the hills of Letcher County.

Well, opening day of turkey season has come and gone. I never heard one gobble, nor one shot. The following morning was a different story. About 6:30 a.m. the hills came alive with gobbles from every hollow and mountaintop. Within a few minutes the shooting started, and I knew our turkey season had begun.

My mind wandered back to the week before in North Carolina. When the shooting started, it was a game warden, who shot and killed a 76-year-old hunter. Although details are being withheld, this writer must ask, “What value do we put on human life?”

Is a man who has made this journey that we call life for 76 years, who is out hunting with his son and young grandson on their own property, worth no more than a wild turkey. Although I will not rush to judgment, there are several questions that I would like answered, but as we all know, dead men don’t tell tales.

I could never picture in my mind one of our game wardens shooting someone, although a Perry County game warden, who is now retired, put his hand on his sidearm while talking to me one time. I reported him, but he said he didn’t and the complaint died on the vine.

I was not at the scene at the North Carolina shooting, but remember what I said a few lines ago.

I am writing this on April 20, and as you know we are rained out, but the season just started and although all my luck so far has been bad, I know it will change.

Remember our first Kids Days event will be May 2 at the Calvary Campus at Letcher. It will start at 10 a.m. and run till 2 p.m. We will be having racing pigs. It has to be fun, it’s Kids Days.

Till next time.


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