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Host: … to another episode of Whitetail Rendezvous. We’re building our community throughout the United States, and today we have Larry May on the line. He’s a teacher/coach, he’s from Kentucky, and most recently he and his wife started Full Range Outdoors. Welcome to the show, Larry.
Larry: Thank you, I’m glad to be here today.
Host: Now, as a teacher, what subjects do you do, and what do you coach?
Larry: Okay, in the classroom, I’m a health teacher, so I teach freshman health and introductory college health at high school, and currently I’m a football coach and a baseball coach.
Host: Now, are you the head coach at football, or…?
Larry: No, assisting coach and defensive coordinator.
Host: My grandson would love to play for you, I bet. He’s an outside linebacker.
Larry: Okay, yeah, I could always use a good outside linebacker, for sure.
Host: Yeah, he’s fun. Anyways, let’s get back to the whitetails. Larry, why don’t you just share with us one of the best hunting tips you’ve ever received.
Larry: Okay. Actually one of the best hunting tips that I’ve ever received, probably that of being patient. You know, I know that you get a lot of tips on different things, and how to scout, and how to shoot and do things like that. But my dad always told me, “You know, you just gotta be patient, you just gotta keep trying, not get antsy and give up early,” and, you know, things like that. You stick with your game plan that you’ve got going, and what time of season it is, and just, you know, you gotta be patient with it.
Host: Now share with us a story about where patience paid off.
Larry: Okay, yeah, one time in particular, let’s see, it was me and my son, and we were hunting during the… It was actually during the rut, and a lot of times, you know, you maybe hunt until 11 or so, and maybe come out for lunch or something, but we were decided that we were gonna sit, you know, all day in the blind. And so, after about 11 or so when we normally would have come out, you know, we packed our lunch and we were snacking around and stuff. And sure enough, here come a doe and a nice buck pushing a doe, and it gave us an opportunity to take it, and, you know, and I told my son, I said, “Here, that was a prime example. Normally we would have been down at camp or something, eating lunch, but hanging in here and, you know, giving it more of a chance paid off for us.”
Host: And you said it was during a rut?
Larry: Yes, um-hum.
Host: And so listeners, I don’t know how many out there, that’s happened to you because you have been in camp, and a trail cam or one of your buddies said, “Oh man, you should have been in your stand, because Mr. Wonderful just walked by.”
Larry: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. And we’ve talked about that because, you know, a lot of guys like you said, especially in our camp, and I do it most of the time, early in the season and stuff. If you want to hunt all day you maybe can come out and eat lunch and go back, but in that instance… I’ve always heard that, you know, that’s a good time to hunt, it’s in the middle of the day and stuff, so I said, “We’re gonna give it a shot, and we’ll just pack our lunch and we’ll hang out here all day in the blind,” and sure enough it paid off for us.
Host: Now, do you have an established hunting camp there where you hunt in Kentucky, or is it just going from home and you go to your land and you hunt and then you come home at night?