Last weekend was the Doe Demo Outing. This trip is usually marked by many firsts- some from this year were first time to shoot a rifle, first deer, first hog and even first time hunting. What a wonderful weekend it was!
Ten youth hunters, three dads and five guides spent the weekend at the shooting range, in the deer blind and around the camp fire. It's hard to beat a weekend like that!
Stephen dropped a 195 pound hog (his first) from 120 yards. Landry made a skilled shot on his first deer. Jordan added to his growing list of Doe Demo successes with another nice doe. Congrats to the successful hunters! All of the participants were able to learn/help in cleaning the animals. Everyone received shooting instruction and passed their shooting tests. Did I mention that a weekend like this is hard to beat!?
Our camp fire conversations centered on our "citizenship". With so much focus on the current Presidential campaigns and election, it is so easy to get distracted on who you like or dislike...its so easy to feel down about the future of our country...BUT we have to remember that we, as Believers in Jesus Christ, are citizens of Heaven. Philippians 3:20 says, "But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior." No matter what happens in November our futures are secure and we are taken care of because Jesus is our King.
We are making a small adjustment on the November Catfish and Crappie Outing. This trip will still take place on the Navasota River and still be $40 per participant- only change will be the weekend. Adjust your calendars for November 18-20 and get signed up soon.
October Deer Hunt
The Field Guides October Deer Hunt, aka. the Doe Demo Outing, as it has become known as, is at hand! It's time to sign-up for this great outing.
Dates are October 14-16. As always for this trip, location is Stillwater Refuge in Grapeland, TX. Cost is $60 per participant and an additional $35 charge will be added (payable to Stillwater Refuge) in the event that you harvest a deer. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up and we'll send you some more details and paper work.
Excited about being in the woods and the deer blind again!
Jr. Guides Day Trip Announcement
Jr. Guides is for young men from 6 years old to 11 years old. The guys learn practical outdoor skills from our guides and volunteers on day trips rather than weekend trips.
This time, we are going to have a day of exploration in the woods of Central Texas. We will discuss finding shelter, reading maps and being aware of whats going on around you. I'm sure other topics will be discussed too, but those are where we will start.
Saturday, October 22 is the Day Trip. Send an email to email@example.com to get signed up and we'll send you some more details and paper work.
Cost is $20 per participant.
Dove Outing Review
A few weekends back we help our annual Local Dove Outing. A HUGE "thank you" to Croft Automation for letting us utilize their land and cabin for the weekend. The hunting was decent as we got close to 40 birds on the weekend. Congrats to Ty for getting his first ever dove!
Better than the hunting was the time that we got to spend reconnecting with each other over good food and in the field. Building relationships with young men is what Field Guides Outings are all about, this one was a textbook success.
Check out the pics below.