Monday, November 17, 2008

Youth Hunt 2008

Cordwood, MS> The annual whitetail deer hunt at the Famous Christmas Place Plantation started slow this year with only one deer taken Saturday morning. That afternoon things cranked up and we had six more before dark. You talk about a great time and a whole pile of deer!
Friday the guest started drifting in and I have never seen a more excited bunch of kids. Eddie and his son Chad, Burney and Austin, me with Spencer and Erin, Paul with Michael and another boy named Thomas, my cousin Davin Lammey and his son Matt, Troy Cone and Hunter and another cousin (the hanging judge of Memphis) Jim Lammey and his son Anthony.
Trent, Marian, Bobby, Camo, Sarah and Denise were there too. Marian went on a camera hunt and saw 15 off the stand we fixed up for her.
Friday the rain fell and we ended up with hamburgers and sitting around the table while I read ghost stories, then the kids were off to bed as we sat and caught up on life and old stories from our youth. I am sure glad all the cousins came this year.
The next morning was crazy as we got kids out in the cold weather and only Thomas got a deer. (his first).
That afternood Erin got her first as did Chad. Thomas got another one, Hunter got one at the Dove Field, Matt Lammey blasted a good one, and Spencer brought in a deer too. Lots of excitement, a roaring fire, Wild hog and venison tar babies, Great ballgames (Rebs win!) and adults who spent half the night drinking and dressing deer. Everyone was exhausted and the next morning we saw some deer but no one connected. Here is a pic of almost everyone.
All in all, it was the best Youth hunt ever and we hope everyone had as much fun as I did, and hope to see this just get better every year.


Davin said...

What a wonderful weekend it was,must say after all that has happened with the family this year this past weekend really lifted the spirits! The hospitality of the Howell's was outstanding and from myself and Matthew a big heart felt thank-you goes out to you and the rest of the family. It is always wonderful when the families get back together and how gratifying it is seeing all the children having such a great time. Thanks again cousin for the great hunt and look foward to many more great hunts with the Lammey and Howell gang together.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Thanks Rex to you and yours for a wonderful and successful day at the Christmas Place Youth Hunt! I had a BLAST! :)

Big Al said...

Sounds like y'all had a good time. It's great to see kids enjoying the sport! My next door neighbors oldest boy killed a good one saturday - a non-typical with about 15 points (5X10)... never seen horns like those... His little brother was going out after his first sunday evening, but I haven't seen them today. I hope he had good luck.

SimplyOutdoors said...

Looks like a great time, and it's good to see all the successful kids.

It doesn't look like the blood covered one was having much fun though.

CDGardens said...

Looks like a positively great weekend for the kids and mentors.

I am excited for the youngsters. ;)

Cory Glauner said...

Gook for you for helping get the kids out.

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