WITO September 2009 Hatch Bend Hog Hunt


I can’t even start this blog without taking the time to thank Patti, Dale, Don, and Mr. Jack for all their hard work in making this a great hunt for all of the ladies! Patti and Don were out weeks before the hunt loading the feeders, checking the trail cams, and setting the traps so everyone could take home meat. Don was out in the sun with Patti and Dale making sure the camp was mowed and the well pump working. Dale and Mr. Jack really busted their butts cleaning the hogs that were trapped and got them quartered and in the coolers for us! Don and Deborah’s husband Rob were up early AM to get us all to our stands and everyone worked late into the evening to get the hogs cleaned! This was an amazing hunt!


 Patti, Elli and I arrived early to get camp all set up and get our tents up. The NWTF/WITO sent some wonderful items down for the silent auction and everyone got goody bags from FWC and Not a Clue Adventures. Willingham’s Taxidermy even threw in a discount coupon! It was nice to be able to go out on a Friday night hunt. So when just about everyone arrived off we went to our tree stands and blinds. We had a couple new hunters and Patti had arranged for guides so everyone was safe.

Weather was great just about the whole weekend. Slightly moist on Saturday but all around us there were bad storms. Patti always had hot coffee and lots to eat! The Zucchini Bread must get an honorable mention for sure! There were lots of critters to be seen and total take for the weekend was 13 hogs for 11 gals!


Sunday afternoon after we came out of the woods we were all pooped! Deborah and Rose stuck around and helped break down camp and soon we were all heading home…or so we thought. Ellie and I had a flat tire (that we hoped after Rob patched on Sat would be ok) just before we got on the interstate headed south. Patti – my most faithful and dear friend – after all she had already done…came out and took us to get it fixed! By the time we all got settled home that night we had a lot of fun to look back at. We can’t wait for another opportunity to share hunt camp with each other again!


If anyone out there is interested in hosting our group of women to hunt on their property please contact me directly!


About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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