By Dirk Thayer
The Star Herald
I haven't heard of any monster bucks falling yet, but the boys around here have got some meat.
Both of my boys have each taken two does.
My son in Georgia got one there and one in Kentucky.
He took a good buck in Kentucky a few years ago.
One of my fellow workers got a nice buck with string and stick in Kentucky as well.
That state is a sleeper and I think you are going to hear of more trophy bucks coming from there in the near future.
I did hear of one nice buck being killed near home by a young man around opening day.
Don't underestimate our home area either; there are some fine bucks within spitting distance of most of us.
That's a good thing because I cannot afford to go on these exotic hunts out of state.
Maybe some day, but for now at least I can dream.
Speaking of exotic places, just yesterday I was talking to a gentleman that I have hunted with several times at a minor traffic accident.
The next day I turned on the television and tuned into an outdoor channel and there he was, hunting in the remote jungles of Mexico.
We have some folks around here who have been blessed enough to have hunted and fished in the far reaches of the world and I am proud for them.
Like I said, at least I can dream.
I just got to thinking that I better put in a disclaimer.
You may have noticed that I don't use a lot of names in my articles.
There is a reason for that.
Years ago when I was in a higher position of authority I thanked a man over a local radio station for helping us catch an escaped prisoner after giving us a tip and I mentioned him by name.
Well he pitched a fit and said they would burn his house down.
Lord, I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that in over thirty years of law enforcement.
Anyway, I haven't had a house burn down yet, but I have learned a lesson, so I try not to use names unless I get permission.
Besides if you mention one and not another, then feelings get hurt.
Back to stick and string, I hope your arrow flies true and may you get that trophy of a lifetime.
Gun deer season is coming up with youth season first and early primitive arms season follows.
I am looking forward to it and I like the way Mississippi did the early primitive arms season for does only, because that is the best time to harvest a doe, before the breeding and the rut sets in.
With the liberal seasons we have here in the Magnolia State, if you hunt, you should at least be able to get some meat legally.
There is no reason to go outside the law.
So get out and enjoy God's great outdoors, I intend to.
On the Porch with Dirk is a recurring article written by Dirk Thayer, an avid outdoorsman and storyteller.