Day 2 + 3
Big Jim Hawbaker here. As you know, the first day of shot gun was a challenge for pritnear
everybody - 3 Basin buck in total though. I reckon we were still recovering from the Panther gridiron exploits.
Day 2 saw Lynford and Hanson bring down an 8-point and 6-point respectively...Lefty and Clem
were countin' on getting the big Hartford. Clem saw him cross 305 in the afternoon, and I could detect the hunger growing
betwixt the two hunters.
But lo and behold, November 19th came along to mess everything up. The rain came early
and often - a big-ass downpour that lasted for hours. While most everyone else returned to their day jobs, Lynford,
Hanson, and Lefty had the Basin for themselves...and were greeted with a whole slew of water.
About one in the afternoon, I finished a fine lunch prepared by Mother and decided to check
on Dodge Creek. I arrived at the Irish Basin portal to find Lynford standing on the bridge, ankle-deep in flood
waters raging down the Dodge. There he was, fighting off Mother Nature and trying to keep a ton of driftwood from piling
up and crushing the trusty crossway.