The 2023-2024 Hunting Season Is In The Books!

Our 2023-2024 hunting season officially ended with a bang on March 23rd. Once again, the finest guests in the world came through our doors to enjoy world class hunting, woods, dogs, guides, food, and service! I often wonder what people think of as they prepare to enter eternity. I somehow doubt that any of them would say that they wish they had spent more time in the office or working on that big project.


I just have to believe those folks would wish that they had spent more time with their families and enjoying God’s creation in the woods behind a pair of well-trained dogs or on the rivers, lakes, and streams. Riverview is in the memory making business, and it has been our goal since 1957 to fill up your memory banks with precious memories!


In an effort to continue creating memories for the future, we have already begun preparations for our next hunting season. We have finished our controlled woods burning operations already. Unlike last year, we experienced beneficial rains almost as soon as the last fires burned out. New cover will spring forth and grow more quickly this spring. We will also experience much less needle scorching on our pine trees. Sometimes scorched needles turn loose and fall out of the trees which can also impede the new cover growth that our quail need for food, and to avoid avian predators. Why hawks continue to be on the protected species list remains a mystery to me. I would be glad to give a couple of hundred of our hawks to anyone provided they transported them at least as far as Maine.


However, since our US Fish and Wildlife Service is a branch of the federal government, I shouldn’t be surprised. IF one can find a federal employee actually working on the job, be VERY afraid. That saying that goes, “Hi, I’m from the government, and am here to help you”, should send shivers down anyone’s spine. We just had a Homeland Food security audit, and our score was a 90. The idiots counted off 10 points for finding a deer track in our blueberry tracts. I told the auditor that I had placed signs around the field notifying the deer that they could NOT walk through the blueberry bushes on the way to the woods, but the deer were as dumb as the auditors. Cader IV and Greg have invited me not to attend any more meetings with the auditors. I firmly believe that if you put a federal employee’s brain in a hummingbird that the poor hummingbird would fly backwards!


Shucks, I’m just delighted to pay my hard-earned taxes for the study of the mating habits of Ladybugs. Are there male ladybugs, and if so, should they go through mandatory gender orientation? Oh well, my rant has ended, and I will now move on to my favorite part of my blogs where I allow my mind to wonder about other absurdities or knowledge about life.


Here goes in no particular order:

  1. I celebrated last night with a couple of adult beverages … Metamucil and Ensure
  2. How did doctors determine that exercise prolongs life when the rabbit is always jumping and humping and only lives for around 2 years while a turtle that doesn’t exercise at all can live for 200 years.
  3. Why can’t vegetables smell as good as bacon?
  4. I threw out my back getting up from my recliner and tweaked my neck while sneezing. At this rate, I’m only one fart away from total paralysis.

I’ve got more, but will save them for my next blog. I hope that you and your families enjoy a blessed and wonderful spring!