Straight talk about selfish hunters

I overheard a conversation the other day that ticked me off. How lucky I was to be invited into the discussion as Joe Bob and Bucksaw had no idea what they were in for.

The topic of this column, is the Youth Firearms Hunt, and the hunt took place on Columbus Day weekend, from Oct. 11-13. Being that the hunt took place smack-dab in the middle of bow season, there are different opinions on the subject. Those that choose to participate as a mentor need to do a few things to be legal. There is much opportunity for a child to harvest his or her first deer on this special weekend. For this reason, I recommend going the extra yard to help a kid become a successful deer hunter.



I was in a rush and entered the store with intentions to get in and out immediately. As life goes, sometimes things don't go as planned. All I wanted was some deer number one, but ended up getting some human number two. As I approached the counter, with several cans of deer stink, two guys were talking to the cashier. I wasn't paying attention at first, then I heard old Bucksaw say kids don't deserve an early hunt. He ranted and raved with his buddy and the cashier, about how this hunt ruins his chances of getting a deer. I was laughing under my breath, and a little miffed at the same time. Not wanting to butt in, I chose to sit back and let cadiddlehopper give me some insight into the mind of a confused bow hunter. Little did I know how the next few minutes would progress.


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