Every autumn, I seem to end up going afield in two states in the same day, and today was one of those days - indeed this was the second time this season it has taken place. Back in October, I went turkey hunting in West Virginia in the morning and bowhunting in Virginia in the evening. This act was fairly easy in that I went turkey hunting in Monroe County which borders Craig County where I went bowhunting.
That two-state adventure actually worked out quite well, as though I failed to kill a turkey in West Virginia, my friends and I did work a flock of jakes. And that evening, I killed a Craig County deer while bowhunting. So my success rate was an acceptable 50 percent. I have this dream of killing big game animals in two different states in the same day, but that accomplishment still eludes me - and today was no exception.
During my morning hunt in Carolina, I did not even see a deer. I then arrived home to see my favorite basketball teach, North Carolina, suffer a one-point defeat to Kentucky. Then I took my son Mark hunting with the hope that he would kill a deer. But as was the case in North Carolina, we did not even see a deer.
So my favorite basketball team lost and I drove several hundred miles through two states and never saw a deer - not a good day.