Well I thought I'd tell y'all about my hunting trip yesterday. It really wasn't a trip per say because here we hunt mostly in the back yard and the front yard. No I'm not kidding, you can see the house from either deer stand.
Well since I don't do still well, or I should say I don't do still at all, I just go sit in the stand about 45 minutes because any longer than that I fall asleep or am moving so much I might as well yell to the deer "Run Run Run!!!" Well since I hardly ever get the good daddy cookie because I don't let them get away with anything and I am a hard ass about the chores and such I figured I'd take them hunting when they wanted to go with me since that was something kind of cool that we could do together and it is free and not something where either of us, me or the kids, is hung up together to long.
So yesterday I came in from the trellis building gig and checked the kids room which were kinda clean and asked in my most inviting tone "anyone wanna go be cold and not see anything?", my standard invitation. Well the girl child, daughter 11 y/o, "Baby G" aid yes shed go. So we got on our Global Warming gear since it was 30 degrees here in the tropics, no I'm serious I live in the tropics nearly, and off we went.
So its 5:15 and we get to the stand. It gets dark at 6 so we are good on time. We get up there and get settled and she breaks out her Ipod thing, whatevertheF that is and is fondling it and I am getting out he Crackberry and happened to look up and what do I see but 4 pretty big gobblers coming into the food plot.
* not the actually turkey*
So I got her attention and she saw them and I said "you wanna bust on of em?" She nodded and got up out of her chair. I got her gun up and through the window and she got in position.
"You see em baby?"
"You want me to pull em in?" (adjust the scope so that they look bigger)
"Yes sir" (slightly breathless)
So I did.
"No sir thats good"
Well the way the stand is and where they were I had to look out the other window, so I said take the safety off.
"Fire when ready"
Well they scattered, but didn't leave the field. They were about 65-70 yards, "get on em again baby, shoot again"
Well then they really scattered, cept one that was really slow.
Well the second shot as paydirt! The turkeys flew off except the one and he ran off and quickly gave out.
She looked at me with some concern in her pretty eyes and I said "shhhhh" and you could hear the turkey flouncing around. "Whats that Daddy?"
"Thats your bird"
So both of us relieved we climb down out of the stand. Well the boy child, 6, "Rowdy" (and yes he earned that name, oh boy has he ever) was outside when the assault in Sageville went down and had run in and alerted the reinforcements (Momma Sage) so they were standing outside and waiting on us to climb down.
Well everyone was tickled and we went and got the dead turkey.
So I did get the good daddy cookie from her yesterday and I had a good time watching her. So all was well in my world yesterday!
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