|Timothy Guillory - Left|
Although the deer did not cooperate, the weekend was memorable indeed. I was very impressed with what these men have built in their 20 years of existence as a hunting club for the disabled.
|Yours Truly On the Range|
There were blinds and stands spread out all through the property and just about all of them looked really good. I was allowed to occupy the blind known as the West Hilton. Man was it properly named. It was in the 8x12 ballpark and looked more like a large shed than a deer blind. Sliding windows on all sides made it cozy in the face of a cold couple of days. On top of all of this, there was a cast feeder about 90 yards down one of the 3 lanes visible to the stand and a stand of pine that was some of the best bedding area I have seen in a while. On the backside of the stand, there was a beautiful bottom area with hard wood. From this stand, plenty of the other members have taken very nice deer and I have no doubt that in the future, I will overcome my failures of the past weekend.
|Charlie (seated) and Mitchell Franks|
On this particular weekend, the group was hosting the Louisiana Hunting for Heroes which is a non-profit for military veterans who struggle with PTSD and other issues from their wartime experiences. It was such an honor to spend some time hanging out with these guys. They were extremely helpful to those of us who needed a hand from time to time.