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Coach1310

Deer Camp **MUST READ**

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Deer Camp

A shack in the forest

A camper in the woods

We would stay forever

Only if we could

For we all gather there

Hunters we call ourselves

To share in the tradition

We rather be no where else

For we sit around the fire

And reminisce about the past

Talk about that first year

And carefully disect the last

For if you didn't experience it

you would never know

How much it really means

Be it 70 degrees or snow

Its not just about the hunt

But about all the good times

With family and friends

We have the time of our lives

Its only once a year

And we cherish it dearly

We anticipate for weeks

And remember past ones clearly

So as you prepare for another

Please don't forget

To be thankful for each camp

You never know when that will be it

For it is a special place

Sacred in a way

There is no place we'd rather be

It is part of us you might say

Enjoy every moment

And remember the laughs

Its almost time for Deer Camp

Its almost time at last

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Hey that's pretty good Coach did you write that? With your permission I would like to copy it and frame it to put in in my camp...

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I did write it. Feel free to make as many copies as you like. Enjoy your camp!!! When is rifle opener in Michigan?

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November 15...

Can't wait...

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You have a longer wait than me, but I will be home dreaming of next year while you are packing and getting pumped for this year. Good luck!!

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Cool post coach cool.gif

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Yep, good post! Nothing like deer camp, family and traditions.(Kinda sounds like a country song there! grin.gif) Good luck to you all be safe and help out when and where you can!

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

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I do believe you said it ALL. cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif

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Sounds like The Nudge to me!!!! cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif

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I printed it out and I plan on giving it to everyone in my hunting party and the others in the area that I go and visit their shacks...

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Glad to see everyone enjoying this. Have a great camp!

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