The past few weeks were very cold. So we thought now was a good time to discuss a specific type of injury that can occur when exposed to freezing temperatures. Cold injury runs the gamut from inconvenient to life threatening.
Andrew and I sighted in the Barnett Crossbow with the Victory arrows and found the 125 grain TruFire Switchblade Speed Tip practice broad heads flew perfectly and identical to the regular field tips. I had just acquired nearly a dozen of them to practice with but more practicing wasn’t needed. This set up flew with pin point accuracy. So after getting a blessing from my wife Jane, to hunt over Thanksgiving I booked the hunt for Andrew and I with a friend of mine, Todd Rawlake of True North Trophy Whitetails of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Before collapsing into bed that night, Dr. Jimmy Steger who was there bowhunting and filming for his TV show (TeamMTW) on the Pursuit channel, showed me some video he had taken that same day at a long distance of a magnificent main frame eight point and I knew right there that was the buck for me. He was wide, heavy, tall and long, a perfect specimen and not far from where Andrew had killed his buck so I dreamt of him all night.
We, Dr. Paul Plante of the Hunt Doctors and my 13 year old son Andrew left Blythewood, S.C. around 6:30 am. We were highway bound for Bear Creek Lodge owned by Kentucky Antler Company and some serious whitetail hunting. We basically drove north all the way up I-77 thru North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and into Kentucky before heading west on I-64 to reach our destination of Dash, Kentucky for a total of seven hours. What a nice, pleasant, easy and scenic drive through all the mountains.