Confessions of a Hunter

By Andy Anderson

The campfire is only second in important things to have when hunting; the first being your rifle or bow. Some of the fondest memories I have as a kid are around the campfire, cooking meals, talking and sharing stories, the gossiping of men and tall tails of those bucks that got away.

I was about 10, maybe 11 years old as I accompanied my dad on a hunt one year. I remember it being really cold and because of Dad’s work, we were only going to have this one weekend to go hunt.

Dad had an old Jeep wagon, she wasn’t pretty, but man she would run. I learned later on in life of the serious modifications he made to it, like putting a Chevrolet 350 in it. That thing could and would go anywhere, and her name was Pearl.

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