After being absent a week I need to say I am sorry to all the folks I did not answer last time. I was on vacation last week & it seems I had less time than when I work! Please accept my apologies, I'll try to do better this week. Hope all celebrating Thanksgiving had a wonderful one.
Hunters are in the PA forests & fields for the next 2 weeks trying to "get a deer". Of course, everyone wants the big buck that the PA Game Commission has promised will be around this year. Others, are happy to fell a doe. In my short history of hunting it was quite cold, so I wore lots of clothing & carried a pack with lots of hot tea, lunch (& snacks), a blanket, & a book. I did carry a rifle, but I'm not sure why - I never used it! My hunt was for a good spot to read & enjoy nature. I remember one year in particular my sons & I were at the edge of a field of round hay bales. Josh & I had the best time climbing the bales & sliding back down. Another early morning, son Joe and I went to the back field to wait for a buck that we knew was there. It was quite dark yet, so we settled along the edge in some trees to wait. Well, the buck was in the trees lying down nearby, he snorted & took off, giving us a BIG scare. Needless to say we headed for home empty handed. Most hunters are more serious than I (& more successful), but it was fun. Venison is quite good. I like it canned then made into a gravy with onions & mushrooms, and served over mashed potatoes. YUM! We ate that often when my kids were growing up. Andy enjoys the steaks, loin, & bologna that he makes each year. Hunting is a very big part of "My World". Andy hunts and helps capture the sportsmen who think they are above the law.
I am hoping to not offend anyone with this shot of Andy & the 10 point he stumbled across this morning. A 10 point is a trophy that earns bragging rights for years to come. Join us here to enjoy many worlds or to share yours.