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Struttin’ Time

Goats good for turkey withdrawal

Another year of turkey hunting is now living only in our minds. The season ended on May 9, and I am going to be one of those who came close, but no prize, here in Kentucky.

I was standing in Whitesburg last week talking to some friends who told me they had just talked to some hunters from Indiana, who had driveb to Whitesburg to turkey hunt. I could tell by the tone of their voices that they were tickled to death of our little county, that hunters from that far away would pay us a visit.

I saw several longbeards, but never got a shot. That is why they call it hunting.

My friend Raymond Brown, who up to that point had not seen a tom, was down in the dumps. He ran the train at Kids Days and said he couldn’t buy a turkey this year.

I didn’t see my buddy Johnny Adams, who is as good a hunter as I know. I’m sure he tagged out. I will update you on him later.

The Kids Day event was awesome. Our next one will be June 5 at Jenkins, and goes from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

As some of you know, spring squirrel season opens on June 5 and runs throught June 18. This is a good time to knock the rust off your .22 rifle, and let the kids have a blast. Get yourself a jug of ice water, and tons of Therm-A-Cell and go at it.

May I offer some thought? Bring the kids to Kids Days at Jenkins on June 5. I will have some squirrel hunting supplies to give away to whomever asks me for them. The kids must be present, no taking them home to them. First come, first served, and I will talk to them about hunting.

With turkey season in my rearview, I went Spanish Goat hunting on May 5. Although I got a nice goat after a four-hour hunt, I didn’t get the biggest boy on the block. Those things are hard to hunt.

Well, if you are going to get through withdrawals from turkey season ending, you might as well hunt a goat or squirrel or go fishing.

Till next time, hug and kiss a child and old person this week, it may be the only one they get.

One final thought, the 2010 elk tag results are in and once again I failed. After trying since day one to get a tag, this is my final try. I’ll save the $10.

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