Entries for September 2017
By Ron Shannon
Persistence pays off with a double-beamed Volunteer State buck. My first day to hunt in 2007 was Sept. 22. It was hot in Fayette County, Tenn., that day. The mosquitoes were bad, and deer weren’t moving — miserable bowhunting conditions. Things got a little better on Sept. 27. After harvesting a doe, I remained in place to see if more d... READ MORE
A Son’s Gift
By Rick Foster
Thirteen seems to be a lucky number for the Foster boys.
One month before my 13th birthday, I shot the largest blacktail deer my father had ever seen. The buck had gone downhill to the point the antlers had regressed to an incredibly large 2 points. The antlers were so wide and deep that they fit around my chest.
I would have never believed that ... READ MORE
By E.C. Chapman
In loving memory of Elting Chapman and all hunting dads. My story begins many years ago when I was a boy of 9 or 10. Opening day of deer season in New York was always on a Monday, and my dad always let me stay home from school for that special occasion. Just up the road from our home was The Farm. It wasn’t very big, but it was special to me.... READ MORE