finally going to embark on our weekend of deer hunting. We left Kearney on a Friday
of my life.
this hunt, and bragging about who was going to get the biggest buck. As we pulled into
my childhood home, I was pointing out the buildings on the farm and telling the guys
awestruck by the sweet aroma of a fresh cooked meal. Mom had prepared us many
different salads, bread, steaks, and potatoes. Supper was spent eating and talking about
where we were all from and how we all met.
When we finished supper I remember something Jesse told my mom, ?Mrs.
comment I remember everybody laughing at Jesse for ?kissing butt.? Later that night
promised the guys
The next morning seems as if it happened yesterday. Nobody even needed alarm
clocks to wake up, we were all ready to go before they even went off. The first thing we
did that morning was take a look outside to see what the weather was doing. We were all
the hunt. We all jumped in the pick ups, and rode off in the pre-dawn of a chilly Fall day.
Arriving at our first location it was still dark outside, so we decided to have a
we got in position for the hunt. We planned to have my Father and I circle around to the
South of the wooded creekbed and push it to the North. It was my three friends? job to
Looking over at my father he was returning my gaze, knodding at me and grinning from
feel what he was thinking. That old man knew, even more than I did that there were deer
couple of seconds later. As I exited the brush I saw two of my friends standing proudly
exited to learn that they were two big bucks. I was so excited that I got to see my friends
stories I had told them about the hunting possibilities of my father?s ground.
After we had completed the task of field dressing and tagging the deer, we took
gathered around to have our pictures taken to mark the occasion. Everyone said that they
wanted a copy of these pictures as something to remember the trip by. Even as I look at
them now, I still smile thinking of the fun we had that weekend. Immediately after the
pictures we finished cleaning the deer and hung them up so we could butcher them the
next morning. It was a little after two o?clock in the afternoon when we finished this
task, and we all agreed that we would go inside and enjoy a late lunch. As we again sat
down to one of Mom?s feats, we were still all describing to each other how exciting it was
to be on the hunt that morning.
us until Mom had supper ready. After supper we all jumped in my car to go to town to
check out how all of my other friends had fared that day. We were excited to find out that
we were some of the few that actually had a successful hunt that day. We were all proud
of ourselves, but know that we had a little luck involved in our hunt. We then went back
to butcher the deer and then head back to Kearney for school. We sat up well past
just another reason why good friends, good family, and good luck will always be and