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Wow! Where do I start with the story of this one? After 100 days in the field, 3 states, and 6 different camera men, I got it done by myself on a plot I planted to do just that. Hours of habitat management, planting trees, cutting a tire on a brand new tractor, trying out new tillers and modifying a few we had already, and battling mother nature's EHD and a summer drought fought with a fire truck all led to the best turnip crop we've ever seen, Summer pictures brought anticipation of October 1st and the journal of days to follow once October hit. A hunt washed out in Nebraska due to torrential rain then off to the plains of Kansas where Dan Thurston's "Bow Sadness" rubbed off on me and finally back home to pass and miss a couple on my home turf. I jumped on the roller coaster with Tim Sylvia this year which has already proven to be a true gut check on "how bad do ya want it?"

On the second to the last day of the season, this fully mature main frame 10 piled onto the turnip field with the intention of a nightly feast, but I was already there patiently keeping watch with the camera and the Thompson Center. Under Armour kept me warm and well protected from the elements long enough to bring the 5 hour sit to a close with the smell of gun smoke. Hunting is my life. I love this stuff.