Hunting

“It was the perfect ending”

“It was the perfect ending”

Sandra Scherman sat in silence at a table set up on the edge of an Eastern Shore patch of woods. Her husband, Mike Scherman, sat next to her. Behind them was a handful of close friends – waiting, watching for a deer to come into range of Mike’s rifle. Finally a big buck showed itself and Mike took a shot.…

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She’s waited a long time for this wall-hanger

She’s waited a long time for this wall-hanger

Layla Knighton sat in the truck with her cousin as minutes that seemed like hours passed. Suddenly, the call on the radio startled the boredom. “They jumped one,” her father, Chris, said. “Get ready, they’re heading your way.” The 15-year-old from Bumpass, headed up a small hill and passed a creek when her cousin shouted: “deer to your right.” “I…

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Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Driving north on Backwoods Road, just south of the Virginia-NC border, something in the field to the left caught my eye. With no one behind me, I slowed to a crawl and took in the view. At least four dozen turkey working through a recently cut down soy bean field with no care in the world. Hey, it’s deer season…

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