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HUNTING WITH KIDS – Camaraderie and Life Lessons

by James Esperti, Partner, Fay Ranches

Adsc_0020s much as you can love hunting, nothing beats the feeling of hunting with your kids.  The excitement that oozes out of every pore in their young bodies reminds you of some of your first hunts, when it seemed like it just meant more.  Be it following the tail of your bird dog anticipating a solid point, hunkering into a duck blind calling to working birds, or pursuing a wise old bull elk or mature white-tailed buck, the enthusiasm from a young hunter is the reward in itself.

img_1874 Having 10-year-old twin boys who are just starting their young hunting careers has forced me to dust off all the old decoys and clean the shotguns, bringing back memories of earlier hunts with my father and brother.  Those early, cold November and December morning hunts were some of the most treasured times we shared as a young family. Passing the torch to my boys is very important to me, especially in this day and age with an exploding population and so much anti-hunting sentiment in the media.

The camaraderie and life lessons learned from time in the field has been a part of our American heritage forever, and hopefully 100 years from now the sporting torch will be shining bright.

 

What You Need to Know About Land Trusts & the Conservation Easements They Hold

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV Recently, I attended the Southeastern Land Trust Alliance Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During the three-day conference, of which Fay Ranches was a sponsor, I visited with regional representatives from the Alliance, The Conservation Fund, Southern Company, U.S. Forest Service, timber companies and land trusts. The event provided excellent presentations […]

Neighboring Montana Ranches For Sale, Offer Unique Opportunity

Written by: Greg Fay, Broker/Owner Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch, nestled at the base of the Absaroka Mountains in south central Montana, and the neighboring Burnt Leather Ranch-Steen Place, owned by the Reid family for over 60 years, are both for sale. They are both incredible properties, and combined, they represent an opportunity to assemble […]