The calendar tells me it is officially autumn; the sunshine has made me wonder, where was that all summer? What amazing weather as those beautiful fall colors begin to show up everywhere. Let's just hope this isn't an early Indian summer, with an extreme winter behind it!
The end of September always means the beginning of the Pennsylvania archery season. Webb Weekly will again be having our Monster Buck Contest. It will run right on through the completion of black powder and the second archery season. Remember, you can check your buck in at Poust Taxidermy or the Country Store Venison Processing. Also, remember size isn't everything, there is a new Remington 783 model rifle up for grabs in our random drawing just by checking your buck in at either location. Thanks to John and his son Donny at Sauers Trading for taking care of the gun portion of the contest.
Tommy Springman will again be providing the second through fourth place prizes, gift cards to turn that venison into delicious Country Store products. First place is the great taxidermy work of Dana Poust. And size does matter for this portion of the Monster Buck Contest. You can have that trophy Buck hanging wherever you want it. Of course, some hunters need permission from their wives. That's between you and them.
I can't wait to see the monsters that are entered this year! I've been told by many there's a record number of trophy whitetail running around. Most importantly, let’s be safe out there! If possible, get a young person involved and pass on the great Pennsylvania tradition and appreciation for the outdoors.
From big bucks to the same old bull in Washington. President Donald Trump continues to try to accomplish his contract with the American voter, and the opposition from within his own party continues. Of course, the Democrats and the media are going to work against President Trump. It is those fellow Republicans that have provided the largest obstacle on continuing the gridlock.
President Trump is becoming more politically savvy, and his bipartisan work has come a long way. This has led to the highest approval rating since being elected President. The American voter needs to take notes and remember those, both Republican and Democrat, which refuse to compromise. Compromise is the only way anything will get done, from the not so Affordable Healthcare Act to tax cuts. This is how democracy works, when did compromise become a four-letter word?
There will always be a difference in the beliefs and ideals of the parties — that is fact. What is failing our Country right now is the inability to solve problems and manage our Country as a business through compromise. Gridlock has proven to be kryptonite to democracy. Tough decisions must be made by our elected officials on both sides of the aisle.
God Bless America.