“It appears based on the number of fawns I’m seeing we’re going to have to take a serious look at the number of does we take this fall. Nearly every doe I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks has twins.” Said the rancher I was visiting with only a few miles from my home in Southwest Texas. “We’ve had ideal rains this year. They came at the right time to produce a lot of good vegetation. Has really helped in two ways, one to provide excellent weed…

My granddaughter, Kathryn Rose, aka, “Katy Rose” strode into my office with a swagger reminiscent of John Wayne. “Papo, it’s time for me to shoot a deer. Both my brothers and my two cousins have been hunting with you for a while and have shot deer. Now, I want to shoot a deer!” I suspect my chest swelled a bit at those words. Katy Rose had hunted with me in the past, but primarily as an observer. She had also shot a variety of guns at the local…