Dogged Perserverance

Rocke Fournet Thursday, January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Dogged Perserverance
Dogged Perserverance

Troy Tate and his Kansas buck

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Christmas is upon us, and it’s a great time of the year. These holidays provide everyone a little break from the real world, and that’s a good thing.

There’s nothing like a simple “Merry Christmas” to brighten everyone’s day. Whether used as a greeting or a farewell, it’s sure to elicit a good feeling. Both the recipient and the Merry Christmas greeter benefit from the experience. This is a win-win situation.

There’s plenty of bad news to go around in our increasingly volatile world, so let’s take advantage of the goodness while we can. A little kindness can certainly go a long way to improving our lot in life.

There is so much to be grateful for, and the Christmas season makes that crystal clear. Add a little snow, and you have a recipe for a great vacation. Sweet home Louisiana has already registered significant snowfall, so it’s not beyond the realm

Rob Prejean with his giant flounder

of possibility. We’re dreaming of a white Christmas.

There are a lot of negatives to waste our time and effort on. This is as good a time as any, and better than most, to appreciate all the good stuff. Forget your gripes for the Christmas season; set yourself free.

This winter weather we’re experiencing is good for you know what. So let’s go hunting!

Rusty Bell recently scored a mature Louisiana buck that carried eight symmetrical points. He didn’t have to travel far. This buck will certainly sweeten his Christmas holiday.

Ben Andrus hit the highway en route to deer-rich Oklahoma. Ben was hunkered down with his trusty bow and arrow when a monster buck approached. He did his best to control the shakes as the deer closed the distance.

Ben gave it his best shot, but there was no blood trail. He spent a long sleepless night, to return and search the next day.

Rusty Bell and his Louisiana buck

There’s nothing like dogged perseverance, and he eventually found his trophy buck. This Oklahoma giant had 11 points and a massive body frame that put a big smile on Ben’s face. By the way, this is only his second buck with a bow. He is certainly ruined for life — in a good way!

Speaking of dogged determination, Troy Tate had been hunting one Kansas buck for years. Spurred on by trail cam evidence, this giant deer was still around; Troy was relentless.

He finally put the hammer down on this once-in-a-lifetime buck. This dominant buck had 10 points and had actually begun to decline in mass. Troy outlasted him, pulling off an accurate shot from a long distance.

A great Louisiana buck was taken up near Winnfield; Kyle Chaisson did the honors with a great typical eight point with a 23-inch spread.

For the esteemed fishing brethren, Rob Prejean checked in with a giant flounder caught on the Calcasieu Ship Channel. This hawg weighed in at 8.36 pounds, and will look mighty fine for Christmas dinner!

Merry Christmas and Joy to the World!


Ben Andrus with his second buck taken by bow

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