Thursday, March 11, 2010


Several years ago fate brought Andy Edwards to the Fulton County (Indiana) Soil & Water Conservation District's annual meeting.  Fate had also directed me there as the guest speaker, to talk about the success of wild turkey reintroduction in northern Indiana.  Andy and I met after the banquet that night, found we had a great deal in common, and have been hunting buddies ever since.

Well, in those early years Andy worked as the Pheasants Forever biologist in Indiana, but he and I would travel to his home town of Pulaski each spring to turkey hunt.  While we were there, we'd normally attend the Tennessee Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt banquet.  Andy used to joke about how he could take that event to the next level if he was in charge.

Well, this is one of those "be careful what you ask for" moments.  Two years ago Andy signed on with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, and these days one of his chief responsibilities is coordinating the Governor's Hunt/Banquet right there in his home town.  Strange, but true!

Last year Andy asked if I'd donate a full-mount decoy for the event, and I glady contributed.  This year I'm donating again, and Andy has been kind enough to add my blogsite link on the website for the Governor's hunt.  So I'm doing likewise.  If you're in Tennessee on April 10, you really should plan to at least attend the banquet.  Years ago it was fun.  Now that Andy's in charge, it's a full-fledged party!

And I can't wait to get to get there to be part of it! 

A good day in Giles County, TN.  Ben Jones, Dennis Edwards, and me!

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