Musing…

The Wife and I were eating lunch at Cracker Barrel yesterday and three Wildlife Officers were sitting at the table next to us, two young officers and a middle aged Lieutenant. They were discussing various things and as we finished up and were leaving I asked how the Turkey Season was going and they replied it seemed to be a good season so far. The Lt. asked if I’d hunted any and I told him, nope hadn’t been and had no idea when I’d go again since my hunting Partner had passed away back in September. He expressed condolences and then said, you know he’d want you to find someone else to hunt with don’t you. This was Rick’s time of the year, he was never so happy as when he was calling Turkeys and he was good at it, usually tagging out within the first week or so then he’d start taking Kids and other new hunters out and call for them or teach them to call. Standing around one of our favorite haunts (Haw River Gun and Pawn) we were telling stories of past hunts, several of the folks had hunted Turkeys with Rick. Great memories.

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