Maybe I am crazy, maybe I am to much like my daddy. I don’t know. I just like a challenge. Most guys hunt with a rifle and I like that too. Sometimes though I just want to use the bow. Its the challenge of it. Anyone can drop a deer from 40-200 yards with a rifle, but to get them close, to draw without being busted and to make the shot where you can watch the arrow fly. Now that is just awesome.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I remember it all very clearly, even though I was a young boy, and it has been so long ago now. It was the first year I was allowed to take a stand by myself. It had been so exciting in September, the first time I was alone on a stand. The heavy morning dew soaking through my boots as the mist rose skyward, the sun warming the cool morning. In my hands the smooth wood of a well worn stock and the cold steel barrels of an aged sixteen gauge double barrel shotgun. The gun had been my father’s, and my grandfather’s before, but now it was mine. Pride swelled within me as I stood in the glory of God’s morning, turning my head towards the warmth of the sun.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I’m sure that all five of the loyal readers of The Briary River Way have noticed the absence of the Buckman the past few months. My last few blog attempts have been dismal at best. My last blog was very bleak. Then there was the blog that was written, but never posted (it wasn’t that good anyway). My last attempt at writing a blog was started several times, but I never could quite figure out how to end it, so I just stopped trying. Well, I’m sorry, but football season is a very grueling time for a coach. (I don’t know what Joe’s problem has been!)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Well again it has been a while but I think it is about time to get started back up hard and heavy. Last week Buckman and myself walked out to check the pond and we have water in it. Now it is only a little water but with it being as bad as it was, this is a vast improvement.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
First off let me apologize for not posting in a long time. It’s a little crazy right now and I have not been having a lot of time. Buckman is still trying for the State Championship so he is also a little preoccupied.
Even with all of this going on we did make it out to the pond last Saturday to check the water levels and all I can say is… Oops