We are presently smack in the middle of hunting seasons, and it’s a great time to enjoy the awesome sport of hunting. There’s a north wind blowing right now, so let’s pack it up and go hunting.
The Smith team packed their gear and headed to west Texas for a whitetail deer hunting adventure. Heading up the team was Captain Jeff Smith, followed by his No. 1, Jared. Bringing up the three spot was Jake “Buck” Smith, who was one buck up on his older bro, Jared, but not rubbing it in.
Dad provided experience, leadership and stability to the team, and also served as head photographer. Jared added brains and brawn. He was itching to even the score with his little bro. Jake, on the other hand, had proven very accurate with his favorite deer rifle.
This was a dream trip and reward for both sons, who are both outstanding students. Jake is a freshman at St. Louis with high marks, and he can kick a football, too! Jared was just accepted to med school and was looking forward to a few days off from the grind. It was time to go hunting!
The three amigos passed a great time in Texas cactus country. They found the bucks on the move. Jeff had his trusty skinning knife razor sharp, and it didn’t take long for the first blood trail. Jake put on the pressure with a mature eight-point-buck, and Jared had his work cut out for him.
He came through in the clutch with another eight point that was slightly better than his brother’s buck. It was the way it was supposed to be.
The Captain also had his work cut out for him. He was up for taking down the deer.
The second-best part of a trip like this is meat that’s packaged and in the freezer. Fresh venison and sausage are a great reward for all this A-team’s efforts.
This is a story hot off the press. Shannon Howard was hunkered down in a ground blind in Kansas. A front blew through, and he was going to have to endure some real winter weather. There was a howling wind gusting to 40 miles per hour and the thermometer read 6 degrees! You have to love it!
Shannon passed some decent bucks and then passed an arrow through an older buck. The feeling made him warm. The buck offered a 20-yard broadside, but didn’t go far. The five-year-old buck scored roughly 130 inches and was a prime shooter.
Winter weather is here, with big north winds, and is cold — by Louisiana standards. This is winter weather at its very best. Cold, but not too cold, cher!