20.

THE NEIGH­BORS FIRED UP LYNYRD SKYNYRD RIGHT AT PRIME TIME

Outdoor Life - - NO EXCUSES -

La­bor Day week­end is the archery opener in Ken­tucky. Three sea­sons ago, my neigh­bors de­cided to cel­e­brate Amer­ica’s work­force with a lit­tle South­ern rock and a cus­tom sound sys­tem. I was amazed at how clearly I could hear it from my tree­stand, 500 yards away. The big 8-point feed­ing right to­ward me at 50 yards heard it too and hauled ass be­fore Ron­nie Van Zant could say “big wheels.” Wasn’t much I could do but laugh—and re­mem­ber that some of my best hunting spots are close to houses, where the deer are used to hear­ing the sounds of peo­ple. Yeah, my evening was ru­ined, but the sea­son wasn’t. In fact, I hunted that same stand a week later and killed my best bow buck to date. —W.B.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.