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!