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Struttin’ Time

Dealing with dreary old November

Bear hunting is in my rear view, and I finally realize that I’m down to my last few days of hunting in 2010.

I just returned from finishing up my bear hunt in North Carolina, but the Big Boy who climbed my tree didn’t return for a rematch. Enough said. We will live to fight another day. I will be home hunting this week, and expect to see many of my old friends and, who knows, meet some new ones. I’ll give a full report about the deer harvest in Letcher County next week.

November has been one of my toughest months to get through. It seems that every November, something bad happens to me. This seems to have started on November 19, 1971, when my mother passed away at the age of 51 while I was on a hunting trip in North Carolina. I miss my mother every day. I still wish I could just talk to her one more time. I put her to rest on Thanksgiving Day that year and something bad has happened to me each and every November since.

I seem to have more people lie to me, treat me bad, or just plain take advantage of me in November. Thank goodness one out of 12 isn’t so bad.

The Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be having their annual Youth Rabbit Hunt on November 27 this year. This is earlier than usual, so take note. Contact Raymond Brown at 633-9548 for more information.

I want to take this time to thank everyone that has a hand in Struttin’ Time, from the people who print it, to the ones who read it, and to everyone in between.

I receive many calls, e-mails or comments from people in person each and every week from people telling me they enjoy reading my column. To each and everyone, thank you.

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