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Hunch on a

WINDY RIDGE
A
BY BEN MOYER

LL PARENTS wish for their child to grow,
mature and find their own path. But when a
child you've influenced to value the outdoors
moves away, you're left with a void in your outdoor
life. The parting is natural, even healthy, but that fact
doesn't ease your desire to share the woods and waters
with that daughter, son or mentored youth whenever
you can.
My son Aaron followed a professional calling to
another state.
When he's able to return home to hunt or fish, it's
an occasion and a kind of celebration.
A couple years ago, he was unexpectedly free to
spend a few days at home during the spring gobbler
season. I had already killed a gobbler on opening day.
And I had work obligations of my own on the season's
first Friday, so Aaron went alone to hunt a property his
great-grandfather had owned in the hilly woodlots of
Greene County.
When I was young we never saw wild turkeys
there, but now I can often find a flock in the fall or hear
gobblers rattling the springtime hillsides and hollows.
The sky for Aaron's solo hunt was clear and there
was no wind, but not much action either. After quitting
at noon and spending most of the afternoon fishing,
Aaron set out to listen for gobblers.
At dusk he heard one on a ridge we knew well, and
he wanted to return there with our friend and frequent
companion Jim Schafer, of Pittsburgh, and me early
enough on Saturday to hear "his" tom on its perch.
Normally I'd have agreed, with enthusiasm. After
all, Aaron had roosted the gobbler himself.
But Saturday's dawn was as tempestuous as Friday's
evening was tranquil. Rain lashed the windshield and
wind buffeted the truck with such force that it was
hard to steer my pickup across the narrow two-lane

YOUNG OR OLD, HUNTERS MUST
APRIL 2016

TRUST THEIR INSTINCTS.

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