When the family gets together for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas or any other special occasion the talk always gets around to some adventure we had on a hunting or fishing trip. I have had my daughters and grand kids look at me with that "you really didn't do that" expression many times. This article and these pictures are for them so they can remember their great grandfathers, grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, uncles and my buddies and know that we grew up in a different generation if not a different world. I want them to know we were strong, young, brave and adventurous. We had full heads of hair and "Yes we really did do all those things you hear about." However, we were not really seven foot tall and bullet proof as time has proved, but at the time we truly believed we were.
Cherish your family, friends and memories, Wild Ed
I have left off the names and dates in the following pictures to protect the guilty.