Monday, November 14, 2011

The Good, The Bad and The Mad

We spent another weekend at the Hun-Tin house, and boy do I have some stories to tell.  We got to hunt Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning. 

Since we had so many opportunities to hunt, I had multiple hunting partners and each has a story. 

We will start with The Good…

Cade was my hunting buddy Saturday afternoon.

sb cade

He always does a great job of spotting the animals, and he is really still.  He is a really good hunting buddy.  The funniest moment of that hunt was when he had to pee.  I had to empty out my water bottle so he could use it.  He had held it for so long, that he ended up peeing all over my leg.  That is a story neither of us will ever forget!

We weren’t by ourselves, though.  Daddy was in the tree next to us. 

  rob tree

Saturday was a long day….we hunted a total of 9 HOURS!!! That is the longest I have ever been that still or that quiet.  Does that make me a serious hunter? 

That night, we had to walk back to our buggy.  It was a scene that could have come from the Blair Witch Project.  Momma is scared to be in the woods at dark.  I have seen what roams around in there.  Here is the full moon on the way back.

full moon

Now…The Bad.

We got to the woods around 3:30 Friday afternoon.  We were discussing the hunting arrangements, and it was decided that now that I have my own gun, I am a big girl.  I can hunt by myself (without Rob.)  So….since SaraGrace was such a wonderful hunting buddy last weekend, I thought it would be great if she went with me.


NOT!!!!  She had not had a nap, so that was mistake #1.  It started out great, until she started banging all over the metal chair in the box.  I got on to her, and then “Sassy Pants” invaded my daughter and took over.  She threw an all-out temper tantrum.  Once we recovered from that, I gave her my phone to play a game.  I had put my phone on “silent.”  Note: Silent does not work on Ipod mode.  Needless to say, we blessed all of the animals with Casting Crowns for several minutes.  Once I wrestled the phone away from her, she started yelling at the top of her lungs because we hadn’t seen anything.  Gee…I wonder why.  In all seriousness, we didn’t see anything, and she wasn’t the angel for me that she was for her daddy, but we did  get to spend some time together, which is what counts!

And finally….The Mad.

It is no secret that the main reason I love to hunt is because Rob and I enjoy hunting together.  He is always really great about letting me take the shot.  On Saturday morning, I woke up around 5:15 am (hence the dark, puffy eyes).  Woods and Water Barbie I am not!!!

rob sb 

We got dressed, and trekked in the 28 degree weather to the stand.  And…we even sat in a tree, not a box.  Around 8:00 am, an 8-point walked within 30 yards of us, stopping directly in front of us.  Rob begged me to shoot it, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted for my first buck.  It was nice, but nothing to write home about.  Rob was so aggravated with me.  He couldn’t believe I passed it up.  His words to me were “Oh, now I have a trophy hunter for a wife.  A regular 8-point won’t do.”  If you know me, I am very competitive.  I am waiting for the perfect one!!!  Now that makes me a serious hunter:)

We had a great time spending time together as a family.  I am so thankful for my husband who takes the time to let his wife go hunting with him.  I’m sure I cramp his hunting style a tad, but he is always so gracious to finish last:)

3 comments: said...

First of all I am not believing that YOU were able to be quiet and hunt for 9 hours .... I think you must have had laryngitis or something to be quiet for that long!! ;)
I bet if you downloaded that new CD Papa got on to your IPhone and played it loud the animals would come running to you!!
That trophy buck will come along and you will get it and then Rob will be so proud of YOU and glad you waited!!!!
I’m ready for another trip to the Hun-Tin house … maybe over Christmas?? BUT don’t think you are going to get me to go huntin … I would just come for the family bonding time!! Love YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Ok this is Robin, Amy's sister and I just have to say Byron would just love it if Amy got out there hunting. It amazes me what a country girl she is and to see her hunting would just be the icing on the cake. Go Amy Lou! SB I just love reading your blogs that are just what I need most days to make me smile! Family is what it's all about!

Carrie said...

Oh I totally think you qualify for Woods and Water! Youvare waiting on the BIG buck so you can land the cover! Then we can all say we knew you when.

As for SG, sounds like it was a character building hunt to me. And as the momma to a new boy, I have to say that prior to reading this post, I had no idea I could expect to get t-t'd on for the next 10 yrs!!!