This post is very humbling to write. Not only have Skyler and I been whopped during the rut in Missouri and Kansas we have been struggling to fill our doe tags during this late season. It was almost laughable at first thinking about our lack of success over the last few years, and how it was going to change, but now in late December and all of our tags in our pockets just hurts. It has been a great season for HB and Skyler and I patiently awaited our turn as every other team member punched their tags but that time never came. It is not due to a lack of effort and our friendship has strengthened over the season with plenty of laughter in the tree.
Getting close to the holidays will hurt our chances of hunting together and capturing any hunts on video so our faces on Season 4 will be few and far between, but we don’t plan on going down without a fight!! There are a few weeks left and we will stick it out to the bitter end. Looking back at the deer season, I get a smile that is hard to wipe away as I think about sharing time in the deer woods with my daughter without being the hunter. After 3 nights of close calls during the youth season my daughter connected on her first trigger pull.
You have a great perpective and positive outlook Clayton. You guys for sure deserve some good luck. I bet some is coming!
I agree. Keep at it bud. Hopefully you will catch up with one in the next couple weeks with Kirk!
best of luck to ya in the coming weeks, all it takes is one hunt to turn your season around…..pray for snow and nasty weather:)
I really feel for you guys. We all know how much work is put in and to not reach that goal is dissapointing. It is great to see that you still have a positive outlook on it all. When that time finally comes….and it will…..that hunt will mean that much more to all the is involved. Good luck the rest of this archery season. I hope to see you make it up this way for a goose hunt or two.