Sunday, November 20, 2011

Missouri Deer Hunting.. Part One

I just returned from hunting near Kirksville Missouri with Dreams Become Reality.  Beth and I made  the 13 hour trip to  hunt with Chris and Tina Gillin and Chris's brother Jim.

This was a fantastic opportunity to harvest  a mature whitetail with some true sportsman .  Dreams Become Reality is a charity that serves individuals with disabilities (children and adults) as well as Veterans.   There was absolutely no cost for me to participate in this hunt! 

We arrived at approximately 7 PM  Tuesday evening in Kirksville Missouri.   We were staying at the Super 8 Motel.    The motel was older, but accessible, very clean and the employees were extremely friendly .   They even made arrangements for me to charge my Action TrackChair on my trailer in the parking lot.  We kept the tarp on it and charged it outside because it was 38 inches wide, to wide to take into the room.  

The first thing  Chris and I did was go to the local Wal-Mart, to purchase an out-of-state hunting license.    Make sure you know your Social Security number and also take along your hunter safety cards from your home state. 

 After obtaining the necessary license, we all went to dinner at a steakhouse beside the motel.   We talked about where we would be hunting the next morning and what to expect. I finally settled into bed at around 11:30 PM with a wake-up call for 3:30 AM.  Needless to say I did not sleep a wink, I was too excited.  After all, this was better than Christmas! 

The temperature was 23° so  Beth had me dressed as warm as possible .  Chris and Jim knocked on my door at 4:15 AM  and we were ready to begin my dream. 

1 comment:

  1. Greg,

    Tell us the story man! How was the hunt?