Buck and a Hog

Thanksgiving weekend hunt – details to come  🙂

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by houpd

 Thanksgiving was great – got the whole day off… no call outs, no last minute at work – nothing!  Almost made me nervous, with no emergencies to handle 🙂  Lets me know that I am not ready for retirement .  We had planned for dinner at the house, but something changed over the last few weeks, and dinner was at Chantal’s.  The Gays came in from Bellville and France was there.  Both of the boys had their girlfriends there as well.  Gaston and Stephanie were visiting his family (but Lola represented!!)  After a great meal, I retired to the cigar shop to watch the Cowboy game – good cigar, good football… only thing better is being on the deer lease.
…and Friday by noon, there I was – at the lease in Bandera.  Weather was a little warm for what I like in a hunting trip, but the foliage was turning and the scenery was incredible.  Frank, a sergeant I work with, and his son were the only other folks there, so we had the whole lease to ourselves.  I didn’t bring the camera, so only pics I got were with the phone… so sorry.  I put the tent up this time and funny story, I brought the one that Christopher had borrowed somewhere around his senior year.  When I got the whole thing up, I noticed it was missing the rain fly (that which makes a tent a tent ).  Luckily…. no rain, just wind.  Saturday was a perfect day – hunted blinds in the morning and evening and scouted the mountain the rest of the day.  I had brought MRE’s for dinner, but Frank and his boy treated me to steaks!!  Both Frank and I got deer and I got a hog in the evening.  Sunday was pretty windy, so did not see anything.  Not sure I would have shot anyway… was feeling pretty content.  Drive back was easy, dropped the meat off at Midway and was at the house in time for evening tv shows…. I mean to help with homework!!
Hope everyone else’s Thanskgiving holidays were good!

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Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq,
here’s a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000
troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a
total of 2,112 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000

The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the US. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph. 2:8-9
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