Country music lost a legend this last week, George Jones.  If you’re a country music fan, you know who he is.  If don’t, you should.

So what does this blog post have to do with hunting?  Not much to most people, but to me, a lot.  Buck hunting and traditional country go hand in hand for me.

You see, some of my earliest memories are of my dad taking me hunting, even before I could carry a gun.  He’d wake me up hours before sunrise.  Riding in the darkness to one of dad’s brushy-bucky hideouts, it was often George Jones playing on that old AM radio in dad’s 1962 Chevy pickup.  The static and monotone coming out of the dash only made it more country.

When George Jones died on Friday, April 26th, I noted his passing with sadness.  A small but memorable part of my life was over.  Hearing his voice will always take me back to a time in my life that influenced me so much.

George lived a rough life, but in his later years, he got right with the Lord and got it all together.  That gives hope to me and the millions who loved him.

Thanks, and goodbye George.

Hear One of George’s Best

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Robby Denning
Robby Denning started hunting mule deer in the late 1970’s, only missing one season in 35 years. At 25, he gave up the pursuit of all other big-game to focus on taking the best bucks possible. He began hunting the West on a DIY budget hunting an average of 30 days a year for mule deer. Robby loves the hunt as much as the kill and the entire process from research to scouting to hunting. He’s killed four bucks over 200 inches in the last 15 seasons, mostly on easily-obtained tags. He owns a public-land scouting service and runs a private-land outfitting business helping other hunters in their pursuit of deer and elk. Robby has scouted and hunted literally thousands of square miles of mule deer country and brings a wealth of knowledge about these experiences with him. To him, the weapon of choice is just a means-to-an-end and will hunt with bow, rifle, or muzzleloader – whatever it takes to create an opportunity to take a great mule deer. He is also the author of "Hunting Big Mule Deer" available on Amazon. Robby believes all of creation is from God for man to manage, respect, and through which to know its Creator