If you are squeamish, then please look away.
This weekend was opening day for deer season here in Kentucky. Yes, bow and muzzle loader season have had their day, but this is the big day. The day the, "men", all gather to usher in the season. The women cook for them. Old school, I know, but it is the truth.
The Deerslayer lived up to his name and took a ten point buck on opening morning. I realize you cannot see most of his face due to the shade from his cap, but this is how he rolls these days.
This group of guys, including his dad, have had him out in the field since he had to have help holding his gun. They look a bit rat-tag in this photo, but rest assured there is one city councilman, a state trooper, a doctor, our own small town insurance man, and police officers in this bunch.
They are a mixed lot, that is for certain, but they help each other no matter the circumstance nor the project.
This year they were missing one other very important gentleman. Our own small town family physician passed away and was attending in spirit this year. In his honor they each took a gun, from his collection, to hunt with for opening day.
comrade - noun. a faithful friend, a colleague
And, so much more.