May your Christmas Holiday be filled with family, good food, and events that make memories for a lifetime. But let us not forget the reason for the season!
Luk 2:6-14 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. (7) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (8) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. (9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. (10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (12) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. (13) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, (14) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Not having kids of my own…I sometimes get to participate with others while their child or grandchild experience those events in their life that are on the road to growing up. While I did not get to be present for this one….I was informed the whole time by my good friend Bill about his hunt with his grandchild Ryan by texts from his cell phone.
This was Ryan’s first year to experience the YOUTH SEASON for Whitetail Deer in the state of Kentucky.
I wish I could have been there to see it, and to help with the recovery afterwards.
Congratulations to both Bill and Ryan!
A couple of weekends ago, myself and my good friend Don decided to try two hunters bow-hunting at the same time from a ground blind.
I have a Rhino Evolution Ground Blind
located in an undisclosed location in Jefferson County that is absolutely overran with deer. I am hunting behind a friend’s estate style home, with them being very concerned and aggravated with the damage the numerous deer do to their landscaping. Don was running late, but we got into the blind near 4:30 p.m., with Don spotting the first deer shortly thereafter. It took about 20 minutes or so for the deer to finally come into shooting range.
I was crouched in such a fashion to not see all of the action first hand, but when Don finally drew back the bow I could see all of the concentration and focus that Don needed to pull off the shot. The shot was perfect….we saw the deer travel behind the blind and I could plainly see that the deer would not go far. We changed positions, with me becoming the hunter, but that was the only action of the evening.
Close to dark we exited the blind….just a short walk away lay our evening’s harvest. That to me is what hunting and the great outdoors is all about….being with good friends and sharing an experience that we can talk about for a long time.
HUNTING IS NOT ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE ANIMAL HARVESTED,
BUT ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE EXPERIENCE.
Definitely a moment from the 2011 hunting season that I will remember for a long, long time.
Well…it is almost Christmas. The year is quickly coming to a close with much to consider as to what has transpired over the last 12 months.
The sudden illness and loss of my father is the pivotal point of the year. The holidays are certainly different without his wit, corny jokes, and his constant pre-dinner sampling of the holiday menu and assorted desserts. We miss you dad!
Deer season is quickly coming to a close also. I was fortunate enough to harvest several deer while bowhunting this year. It always seems I enter the season wondering just how good the season will be to me…luckily the LORD answered my prayers for another successful season.
More to come on the hunting aspect.
My first attempt at blogging….will take me a few weeks to get things down as I want them.