Hunting is hard right now, and that is the way I like it.
Because of the abundance of mast this year, wild turkeys and deer eat pretty much wherever they want. Sometimes they are under one oak tree, the next day under another. I have hunted hard all week in the Whitesburg area, to no avail.
I spoke with my buddy Raymond Brown, and he told me that if I wanted to find which I’m hunting, find the acorns. Well, they are everywhere. Seems that Raymond was out hunting with two of my favorite kids, Destiny and Carla Sturgill, his granddaughters, and Raymond set Destiny right on top of a very large copperhead. (You better come hunt with me, Destiny, your Pap just might get you snake bit.) But all is well that ends well. Raymond saw the snake before it saw her. These two children have been in my world since they were born, and I love them both.
I’m now on my way to North Carolina to hunt for black bear. I want a rematch with a bear that tired to have me for lunch. I’ll keep in touch.
A couple of things that I need to pass along: First, there will be a “Safe Nite” on Friday, October 29, at the Campbell’s Branch Community Center starting at 7 p.m. and running until 8:30. Bring your little ghost and goblin out for a free funfi lled night. The young lady who has put this together needs a big “thank you” from that community. Her name is Heather Caudill, and she is interested in the children of Letcher County.
What makes her so remarkable is she is less than 30 years old. How many times do we see our youth serve on committees? I can answer that — almost never. So from this writer, thanks for helping our youth.
Second on the list, my friends from the Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be having their youth rabbit hunt on Saturday, Nov. 27. More on that later.
I will let you know how the bear hunt turns out. If you see my name on “the board,” you will know the bear won.