Happy Thanksgiving! This is how I’ve been dressed much of the week:
We’ve got snow since yesterday, which my neighbor Jim says makes for his favorite time to hunt because it’s easier to see in the woods. I’m not sure if even snow will help me, but I did get a chance to take a shot last night at a doe. I missed. But I was so excited, I didn’t really care! At least I got to try!
This morning, I walked right up on a buck. It was a baby shot. I coulda been a contender. He wasn’t 50 yards from me and he stood still while I scoped him. I pulled the trigger–and nothing happened. Took me several seconds to realize that I had left the safety on. I am such a moron! Of course, then he was gone, and it turned out to be my only chance this morning. I will keep trying–the fact that I’ve seen deer and had a chance at a shot two days in a row is encouraging.
But for now, I’d better get to work on turkey and dressing! People around here look hungry. And expectant. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family. I am thankful for many things, but always I am thankful for you. Thank you for being here.
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