The days are long BUT the years are short!!!!!!…….and so another year has passed
swiftly by as spring has finally arrived. The year 2010 was challenging to say the
least (in more ways than one)
The weather was the most bizarre I or even my father has seen, and John is 83.
Record rainfalls thru out the summer and early snow in the fall made travel in the
bush very difficult and time-consuming OR just plain IMPOSSIBLE. As always,
we did our best with the cards we were dealt and persevered.
Despite the setbacks we were able to harvest some VERY nice deer!!!!!! Longtime
client and friend, Bob Russell shot an awesome unique 8 x 7 scoring in the mid 170’s
on his last day. He sat the stand he was at because we just could NOT get back to
his preferred seat!!!!! Funny how things can just work out at times????
First year lawson visitor Rick Labbe connected with another great buck as he took a
6×7 that we had not ever seen on the trail cam pics!!????…………Goes to show you
never know what might turn up!!!! Rick will surely be back as his 170 class bucks
was one of his best “Canadian” deer.
Ed Mottern, our longest tenured friend/client also shot another fine buck as his
patience awarded him with a 160+ class buck. Ed stuck with his stand and fought
the wind and cold to wait this bush-dweller out. He finally appeared as Ed’s hunting
day was drawing to a close and Ed, by his own account, was half froze.
Another first timer to Lawson Creek, Robert Key, had some luck with him early as he
took a thick mature buck on Monday. Too bad the ride home wasn’t as memorable
as the deer hunt!!!!!!……..oh well what’s a little mud between new friends???? OK it
was a LOT of mud!!!!!! All 4 members of Robert’s group were fortunate enough to
tag out even though it took Gary until his last day!!!!!……….Patience is a virtue and
Gary was able to harvest a nice wide buck that he was all smiles about ( see the
photo album) We look forward to spending more time with these fine gentleman
as they have confirmed their spots for 2011.
Even in the later weeks of the season, getting around was difficult as we had too
much snow before the ground froze!!!???…….. so we still had limited access to the
remote stands. Again, we were able to hunt the local stands and it paid off as
Jim Braun shot a 4 x 5 with sweeping long beams and high tines!!!!!!! Harvest-wise
it turned out better than I thought it might and our prospects for 2011 look real good
as we have areas that have not been hunted much……….mostly due to the adverse
Lastly, but definetly not least, on December 21, 2010 my mother Maria passed on.
Mom was an icon in our biz as she cooked for many years and got to know a lot
of you very well. She always looked forward to seeing our “American” friends
and to joke with them.
I thank you all that bought washcloths from her last year as it brought her joy to
see her handiwork destined for new homes. Maria will be surely missed by us all…..
…..May she rest in peace!!!!!!!
Jerry J. Farber