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Hunting In Amherst by Taylor Rather

We were very excited!!! My Dad, My Brother and I were going up to Amherst, Va. to hunt with our good friend Dennis Campbell. Dennis told us we were going to be staying in a log cabin. It was very pretty. Dennis said the cabin was over 120 years old.

It was like living in the old days. It did have electricity, no running water and with only a fireplace for heat. The bathroom was an outhouse. It was very cold outside!!!!

Later that night, we had Chicken casserole for dinner. Dennis can cook very well. After eating dinner, we all sat around the chimney and listened to Dennis tell stories. We soon realized after getting interested in Dennis’ stories, that it was very late. We headed for bed, because we knew we had to get up at 5:00 in the morning.

Morning came very quick!!  We all got up and got ready. Then realizing I had left my hunting boots at home, I made due with my camo shoes. We went down stairs and ate breakfast and headed out the door.

We rode the 4-wheeler up to our blinds and settled down. While getting our box blind settled, two little yearlings walked out under the persimmon tree’s and I nudged my dad to stop moving, so they wouldn’t spot us. That ended up being the only animals we saw that morning. But we had several gobblers gobbling on the ridge above us. It sounded like spring gobbler season.

We left the blind to grab some lunch. After we ate lunch we rode to a private farm and took in the beauty of the scenery. My dad saw a deer walking on a ridge. We watched as she was being followed by two older doe’s. My brother took aim and shot the last doe. He made a very good 75 yard shot. It was a very big doe!!  She weighed 120 pounds and was very fat!!. Dennis said she was about 4 years old.

After hanging her up at the cabin, we made our way to our evening stands. We did not see anything but squirrels and one cute little chipmunk!! But we all had fun and the mountains were beautiful.

We will be looking forward to our next hunting adventure with Dennis at the old cabin.

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Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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