We headed to Wyoming for our Annual Talley Hunt on October 6th. Due to a late booking on airline tickets, we had to fly to Denver and drive the rest of the way. For those of you who don’t know, Talley was based in Glenrock, WY, for many years.
After landing in Denver, we started our trek up to the Cowboy State when I received a phone call from an old friend, Brad Carpenter. Brad wanted to know how I was doing and what I was up to.
I laughed and said, “Driving to Wyoming for a hunt on Monday.”
He immediately asked, “What are you doing tomorrow morning?”
“No plans as of now.”
“Would you like to go dove hunting tomorrow?”
“Yes sir,” I responded without hesitation.
Those of you who know me personally know that I would never turn down an opportunity to add an extra day of hunting into my schedule, no matter how busy it is. I also really love bird hunting. I know bird hunting doesn’t involve scope mounts, but we are outdoorsmen first and businessmen second.
We made our plans. The next morning, Brad picked us up from our hotel, and we headed to his bird base. We spent about half a day out there shooting birds and having a great time.
We were mainly harvesting Eurasian Doves. There were a few Mourning Doves, too. Brad had his two wonderful labs retrieving for us. We were shooting Beretta shotguns and Federal ammunition.
This was a wonderful morning of shooting and a great way to kick off a solid Antelope hunt in Wyoming. You can’t read more about that in next month’s blog. The highlight of the day was the wonderful zucchini bread that Brad’s wife Hollie baked fresh for us. I did have to take an extra coffee break or two just to enjoy another piece of bread.
Stay tuned for our story on the Antelope Hunt in the next blog!