If you might think that it is boring or sort of “ho-hum” around our fair part of the world as of late, then you must not have been paying too much attention to the weather. I realize that most of us have heard the time-honored saying of our weather , “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait ‘til tomorrow”. Richard Barker & yrs. Truly were meandering our way around the Spring Creek Loop, late Mon. afternoon and remarking as to how enjoyable the nice Fall days have been as of late. I would not have been quite as prepared for Tues. mornings low, had it not been for Richard’s weather advisory. Lady Z’s built-in barometric tube also gave us a warning of the impending low. Maybe some of the late-ripening Pecans will go ahead a split-shuck now, & all the hunters will know that some of the bucks are beginning to pay some attention to the does.
By the looks of the lanes coming down Texas Hwy. 16, it appears that lots of folks from up in the Metro-plex, as well as some points of NE Texas are making their way into the Hill Country getting prepared for the advent of Hunting Season. We heard that some of them were in hunting this past weekend for the Youth Hunt, which is a sly way of letting Dads, Uncles, & Grandpas get into the pasture a week earlier. It is good for the kids as well as helping with the management harvesting of some of the Whitetail herd. Younger hunters provide an excellent opportunity to harvest select animals from the herd, as they are satisfied with just about any “trophy” deer, whereas lots of adults are hard in search of record size antlers. I usually have to recall Charley French’s classic quote on the subject about this time of year as he said “I never saw a Venison recipe that had antler in it”. That’s probably one of the reasons that Roy Lee is so fond of deer meat.
If you happen to be around town this weekend, you should see a lot of Hunter activity at most merchant’s places of business, as well as all the goings-on around the Square with the Chamber, VFD, & other concerns that support all the “Welcome Hunter’s” feasts, drawings, etc. San Saba County can count their blessings as being located smack-dab in the middle of the best Whitetail hunting in the World. Not only are we ranked in the top ten Counties in the State regarding deer population & harvest, we also have one of the best hunting areas for Wild Turkeys, other upland birds, feral hogs (take all you want), and some of the best freshwater fishing in the Country. The fact of having 2 rivers, 6 fishable creeks, and numerous lakes & stock-ponds goes a long way to add to the fishing luck as well. I would wish that all of you have a good, safe hunt & enjoyable weekend. Anyhow, I’ve got to get this done & on into the “News” as time is like money & both might be running a bit short out around————————————Harkeyville.