2018-03-14 / School & Sports

Memories With a Grandson

My grandson Hunter has gone off to college, and I miss him. I am sad because we will have fewer times hunting and fishing together, but I’m excited for him as he begins this new chapter in his life.

Thankfully, though, we both have a lot of great memories, like sitting on his PaPaw’s lap and helping him reel in his first fish, or as a 4-year-old dressed in camo and holding his dad’s hand as we head out turkey hunting.

There was his first squirrel, first deer and first big buck. Also the time he took a deer with his bow, a deer with his rifle and a deer with his muzzleloader all in one year.

Then there were all the fishing trips, including one to Canada neither of us will ever forget. Now he will be fishing on the college bass fishing team.

There’s not enough space here to share with you all the other memories we have made together in the woods and on the water for they are many.

I believe with all my heart that the hunting and fishing he loves helped mold him into the fine young man he is.

One of the most important things you can do is take time to make outdoor memories with your kids and grandkids.

Take the kids to the Fall Hunting Classic going on now at your local Bass Pro Shops.

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