It is down to the wire. It is the last week of early bear season. As determined as I am I still have not acquired my bear. This morning I joked with Hank about putting on my big girl britches and getting out there to “Get ‘er done.” He said he knew I would get one. As he headed out the door he said “Good luck today!” Then I had the thought of “lucky underwear”. Is there such a thing?
I loaded up my pack and thought what should I put in there for “good luck” today? My lucky rabbit’s foot? My lucky horse shoe? My lucky clover? Maybe I can add a white cat in there since I’m pretty sure I didn’t dream about one last night. I’ve heard that garlic in the house is good luck. Maybe I can put that in my pack?
Last year I brought the Little Gal for good luck. Should I add her to the pack? There is a lucky hat I used to have. The hat has been swiped (or possibly mis-placed?) I’m putting a picture of that in the pack too! I hear crickets are good luck. Hmm. I’ve seen grass hoppers out there while I wait on those bears. Maybe I can catch one of those and put it in the pack!
Then I remember I better put my right boot on first because that is good luck also right? I know we have a few hunting clients that don’t shave their beards for quite some time because it’s “good luck”. Well that’s not an option for me. I better go to the counter and see if anyone spilled some salt this morning. Which shoulder should I toss it over?
Ah dang! I already laced my boots and I remembered “if you wear a piece of clothing inside out it’s good luck. Okay. Camo shirt is now inside out!
Okay, okay. I don’t REALLY have all those things in my pack and my Prois shirt is camo side out. What I’ve got today is: experience, determination, patience, knowledge of where they are as well as when they are active. Yes, a little luck will help too, but I can’t pack up the entire house. So I’m headed out the door, packed up with everything a good huntress should have with her. Today – the Winchester .270, shooting sticks, range finder, binos, windicator, of course rations for the day (just in case it takes all day), my Prois jacket, a head lamp, game bags and knives for skinning my harvest.
Okay. Now that I’ve chatted with you and finished my coffee I am outta here!!! Wish me luck! It’s always and adventure!
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