The drive out to hunt took longer than the hunt itself with my guy. We were on our way back into town after 15-20 minutes...19.4 lbs, 7/8" spurs and 9 3/4" beard. The other groups had some close calls, but nothing in the bag...yet! We'll be back out in the morning. We've got properties to hunt in 2 counties (1 Tom limit in each), so when someone gets one in one county, they can keep hunting through the weekend.
We had a lot of fun. We had 6 hunters total. The first pics were of a fireman from Kentucky that made a significant donation (from a bid contest) to the MAPVA, then we invited him to attend the event...great guy, too. The boy is the son of one of the PVA members. His father made the comment that he'd rather see his boy get one than himself, so I split them up and got him in a good location...and you can see the result. The last gentleman is PVA member, Rich Harrell. He had a miss earlier in the day, but redeemed himself later with this big jake.
One thing I have to mention though is that Mossy Oak came through on a generous donation of hats, shirts and pants for these guys. 'Gun Cozy' also donated some personalized gun covers for each of the PVA hunters attending as well as a few shirts. They also received several calls, etc. from 'anonymous' donors.
Anyway...I'm already looking forward to next deer season!