Well, we have come once again to the end of the road for 2019. I want to do this Struttin’ Time, on a lifetime friend, and a one-time neighbor, Riley Caudill of Dry Fork.
First let me say, there is none better than Riley and his family. A quiet, unassuming man, who tries to make the right move every time.
This season started out with Riley, who has hunted for 44 years, on an up note. He had seen on his cameras some really nice bucks, made his set-ups in the right place, and he was determined he would bring home his prize buck. He was so determined, that he passed on several smaller bucks, just waiting on old big boy to happen along.
His son, Jud, killed a nice eight-pointer that Riley had passed on. His brother, Tom, took another nice eight-pointer that Riley passed on, twice in one day.
Riley was on his stand from daylight till dark and saw little movement during the middle of the day. Riley was having problems staying awake after day 10, but he was up to the task.
Riley hunted 16 straight days from daylight till dark, never leaving his tree stand. That is what I call a man.
Riley will take a break till black powder season comes in, then it will be on again.
Say hello to Riley, the next time you see him. He is top-notch, and his hunting isn’t shabby either.
I want to take this time to thank my friends at The Mountain Eagle for carrying Struttin’ Time. The years have escaped me. Most of all, I want to thank the readers, and the people who contact me about their hunts.
Till next year, may God bless and keep you.