Today is Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Letter

A few days ago, I ran across a letter written 18-years ago. It is from a fellow hunter who shall remain nameless even though he gave me permission to print the letter and use his name. It is to a young woman, a college student, an anti-hunter who wrote to him objecting to a picture that ran in a local newspaper. I thought this an appropriate time to run the letter and his reply.

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A new opening and a look back

Our archery deer season opens this Saturday, Sept. 27 at daylight. I probably will go, it is a bit of a tradition for me.

The rules are the same -- three does per day, no more than three bucks the entire season no matter what equipment. Hunt safe and if you climb, use a fall restraint system. We use to call them safety belts.

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Do not call her Flo

Our archery season is about open. In fact, it opens Sept. 27, in 10 days. That approaching event made me think of a hunter I know from down in Georgia. Let me tell you a little about her.

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Two things you can do on a hot day

The weather liars said it would be 95, August 26. I had on a jogging suit hoody and rain pants and was not sweating. I was working hard, too. Not as hard as the Judge who just about refuses to use the trolling motor. He would rather scull. That suits me fine cause I would rather catch trout.

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The great myths of deer hunting

He came with head down, nose to the ground, walking exactly as I had. But I knew the rubber boots would defeat his sense of smell.  Knee-high rubber boots make it impossible for a deer to smell where you walk.

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The war starts at Noon Monday
The war starts at Noon Monday

It will sound like a small war. Enough gun powder will be burnt to supply a small army. In fact, there will be a small army out and about when dove season 2014 opens at noon September 1.

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A pond for all seasons
A pond for all seasons

In an hour or so, it would be sweltering. Fog lay in patches, low on the water hotter than a bath. The pond, three acres in size, was slick as a mirror. Not a breath of air stirred and the buzzbait made the only wake on the surface as it returned to the Pond Tracker boat.

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Dave, David, Earl, Judge, General

You can call Judge David Earl Durham by a variety of names.
    
For well over 30-years, I have called him friend. I honestly cannot remember how or exactly when we met.

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Let's go North, way up North
Let's go North, way up North

It had worked out perfectly and I was grinning like a wave on a milk bucket.
    
I have known Riley, his wife Eva, son James and daughter Nicky for a long time. When I stepped out of the Otter float plane, on a lake near the Quebec-Labrador border, I knew I was going to have a good time. It was almost like coming home though I was a few thousand miles north of Cedar City.

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Elvin’s reality show

Elvin was confused. No, Elvin was scared. No, to be totally honest, Elvin was terrified.
    
The bear, later estimated to be between 9.5 and 10-feet tall and weighing about 1,000-pounds was neither of the three. He was hungry.

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No need to hurry Read more...
Doldrums, dog days and just plain hot Read more...
A rattlesnake food plot  Read more...
The deadliest days Read more...
A moving sky  Read more...
Great way to start the day Read more...
Amazin' lures with funny names Read more...
Maybe the perfect family vacation Read more...
The history behind it Read more...
It may be the prime month Read more...
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