Whitesburg KY

Struttin’ Time

Avid hunter finally gets his deer

Hope all is well, and you got to eat lots of turkey. The weather has been topnotch and nobody should be complaining about it. But someone has to gripe, no matter what.

I spoke to my friend, hunting buddy, and my hero, Raymond Brown, on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and he told me the youth hunt is a go. The money is in place, thanks to the good people of our area. You need to be signed up to hunt by no later than Dec. 6. Contact Raymond at 633-9548.

I finally got myself two deer. The first was in the Monongahela National Forest on my second day of hunting during the West Virginia rifle season. It was a nice eight point, the better of the two.

The other was a good eight point that I shot with my bow in Kentucky.

I am almost beyond going. I can hardly walk, and the pain never stops. I hope to get in at least one more year of hunting before I quit. Only time will tell.

Christmas in the Park is here again. I understand this year should be the biggest and best yet. The parade will start at 5 p.m. in Whitesburg followed by Christmas in the Park on Dec. 11, rain or shine.

I hope all goes well with both Christmas in the Park and the youth hunt. Remember, both are free.

I understand Santa will be in the park until the last child leaves. I am proud to be part of both events, and will be with our young hunters on Dec. 26. The people of our area will never realize all the money and hard work that goes into these events. They are your events, so please attend.

It seems that we started hunting just a few days ago, but it started back in March, and has covered nine states. As the body grows weaker I hope that my resolve grows stronger to keep doing Struttin’ Time and keep hunting until I am no more.

See you all next week. Take a child hunting; it is our only hope

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