Thursday, April 21, 2011

BEAU’S SENIOR HUNTING TRIP 2011




BEAU, LLOYD AND I TOOK OFF ON A GREAT ADVENTURE. WE LEFT EARLY ON A SUNDAY MORNING HEADED TO SOUTH FLORIDA. OUR DESTINATION WAS LOCATED IN CATTLE COUNTRY ABOUT 2 HOURS FROM MIAMI. WE ARRIVED AT THE BRADY RANCH HUNTING LODGE AND IMMEDIATELY MADE SURE ALL RIFLES WERE READY FOR THE BIG HUNT. THEN IT WAS TIME TO RIDE AROUND THE RANCH AND LOOK AT THE WILDLIFE. THE NEXT MORNING WE STARTED THE DAY BY GOING FISHING FOR LARGE MOUTH BASS IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE. OUR GUIDE WAS GREAT. WE CAUGHT 32 BASS IN 90 MINUTES AND RAN OUT OF BAIT. THAT AFTERNOON IT WAS TIME TO GO HUNTING FOR BLACK ANTELOPE. LLOYD MADE A GREAT SHOT AND KILLED AN ANTELOPE AT 277 YARDS. IT WAS DEFINITELY ONE OF THOSE WOW MOMENTS IN LIFE. AFTER A WONDERFUL MEAL, BEAU AND I WENT HOG HUNTING. THE GUIDE ASKED US IF WE WANTED TO SHOT THE HOG OR SPEAR IT. WE LOOKED AT EACH OTHER AND SAID SPEAR IT. WES CLEMENS AND HIS WIFE, FROM C4 KENNELS AND THEIR DOGS , WERE OUR GUIDES FOR THE EVENING. THE DOG BAYED THE FIRST HOG AND HERE WE WENT, WALKING THROUGH UNFAMILIAR WOODS IN THE DARK. THIS WAS SCARY! IT WAS SO DARK AND WE COULDN’T SEE WHAT WE COULD BE STEPPING ON. BEAU HAD THE FIRST HOG. WES LET HIS CATCH DOG OUT AND IT DID HIS JOB. THE HOG WAS CAUGHT AND WES FLIPPED IT OVER AND WAS ON TOP OF IT. WES TOLD BEAU TO SPEAR THE HOG. WHILE THE HOG WAS GOING CRAZY AND MAKING ALL KINDS OF NOISE IN THE DARK, BEAU SPEARED THE HOG AND BLOOD WENT EVERYWHERE. WES TOLD BEAU THAT HE HAD GOTTEN A TROPHY HOG – BIG TEETH, BLACK, AND BAD TO THE BONE. WHILE WES WAS TYING UP THE HOG AND SECURING IT TO A TREE, THE BAY DOG HAD HOG #2 BAYED. WE IMMEDIATELY STARTED RUNNING TOWARDS THE HOG, IN THE DARK, WITH THE 7 FOOT SPEAR IN HAND. THIS TIME THE HOG WAS A MONSTER, WEIGHING OVER 250 LBS. WES TOLD ME TO SPEAR IT. MY HEART WAS ABOUT TO BEAT OUT OF MY CHEST. I SPEARED THE HOG 3 TIMES AND IT WAS DEAD. THIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL TIME FOR BEAU AND MYSELF. WE TOOK PICTURES OF US WITH OUR TROPHIES AND GAVE EACH OTHER HIGH FIVES. WE WILL NEVER FOGET THIS ADVENTURE. LATER THAT NIGHT, BEAU AND I AGREED THAT THIS WILL BE A TRIP THAT WE WILL NEVER FORGET AND HOW MUCH THIS TRIP MEANT TO US AND HOW MUCH WE LOVED EACH OTHER. THE NEXT DAY, BEAU AND A GUIDE TRACKED AN ANTELOPE FOR A LONG TIME ON FOOT. BEAU SHOT IT AT APPROXIMATELY 175 YARDS WITH A 308 REMINGTON.

WHAT A TRIP! WE KILLED TWO TROPHY HOGS WITH A 7 FOOT SPEAR, CAUGHT 32 BASS, 38 QUAIL, AND 2 ANTELOPES IN 2 DAYS. IT WAS A TIME FOR SPECIAL FAMILY FELLOWSHIP. I WAS SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THIS WITH MY SON AND BROTHER-IN-LAW. I THANKED GOD FOR A GREAT TIME AND FOR ALL THE GAME WE KILLED. GOD BLESSED US IN SO MANY WAYS WHILE WE WERE THERE. WHEN WE LEFT THE RANCH, WE LEFT SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN SPORTSMENS DEVOTIONAL CARDS AND STICKERS TO SPREAD GOD’S WORD TO MORE HUNTERS THROUGH THE YEARS. WES AND HIS WIFE WERE GREAT FOLKS. HIS WEBSITE IS http://c4kennels.com/

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Once again folks, I'd like to remind you of the good works of Southern Christian Sportsmens Devotional.
They provide dream hunts and fishing trips for youngsters with serious illnesses. Please, if you can afford it, send them a donation to continue this great ministry.
Go to http://www.go-scsd.com/ for information on how to donate to this great cause.

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