I have managed to have to work 45 to 50hrs a week except a few weeks vacation this year.I also have managed to turkey hunt 10 days,fly fish 35 days,and deer hunt 27 days.Now i'm covered up at work with the year quickly winding down and i may not get out before the year is over but i'm going to try.My early fishing was good then turkey season rolled in and i done well but we got Ann a great bird.
Then it was more fishing and that lead to me catching the biggest fish i have ever caught on a fly and the second and third largest,18"Brown.
As summer turned to fall i started deer hunting.Here are some views from the stand.
After my bow hunting trip my daughter (Sara) told me her goal was to kill her first deer ,i said ok i'll take you,after her attempt last year when she was afraid to be out in the dark even with me, she faced her fear and went on Nov.2.We got in the blind just at first light.
After 45mins later she took her first deer a nice 120" 8pt.
I don't know who was more excited me or her,she was shaking ,crying with excitment and me being a dad about to pop was fist pumping and feeling the excitment as well.She took this deer with the 30/30 that her brother,my girlfriend Ann and me all took our first deer with.A week later while i was spending a week with Eli (my son) and Ann only got to stay a couple days with us, i took this buck.
I also spent a week hunting with my Dad,Sara,and Ann at Thanksgiving but not as much luck as early in the month.I have truely been blessed this year with family and friends in the opportunities to spend time doing what i enjoy.So in saying this if it all ended now and i hope it doesn't 2013 may be the best year ever in my life that all things seemed to come together.May everyone who reads this have a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year,and just once in a lifetime experience what i have enjoyed the past year.