Both the fall turkey and bow seasons for deer are currently in here in Virginia, and Thursday I bowhunted after school in Botetourt County and today (Saturday) I drove to Franklin County for opening day of the fall season. And in two days afield, I managed to lose two more gear items.
On Thursday, I misplaced my Quaker Boy gloves while I was field dressing a deer I had killed with my new Parker Thunderhawk crossbow. It is my understanding that Quaker Boy no longer makes those gloves, which are the best I have ever used, and they were my next-to-last pair. I returned to the site where I field dressed the deer on Thursday, and the gloves were nowhere to be found.
Today, I killed a turkey in Franklin and while rushing to the bird, I apparently knocked off my Hi-Viz Turkey Buster front sight Although I searched for the sight for some 40 minutes, I never found it. Now my Remington 1100 shotgun is out of order until I can order a new sight.
Two weeks ago, I lost one of my favorite turkey calls, a Perfection 3-D Omega diaphragm, last month I lost the bottom of my ThermaCell, and earlier this week I misplaced my glasses while target shooting with my Matthews Switchback. Fortunately, I found the glasses a day later...right where I had left them on the sundeck, which is where I shoot from.
Of all the snafus on my part, losing the Quaker Boy gloves is the most exasperating. I had left them in Craig County while hunting the previous Saturday, so I drove over there after school on Monday to retrieve them. Then I lost the gloves again on Thursday, this time probably permanently. My incompetence in keeping up with my hunting gear is really quite pathetic.