By Darlene McCormick Sanchez
Thanksgiving weekend offered much needed hunting time for some and downtown for others. Mike Hughs saw a few deer while celebrating the holiday in the Hill Country, but didn’t take any. He got rid of a few raccoons and resorted to doing a little trout fishing with the kids. David J. Sams opted for downtime with family cracking pecans on the porch. Craig Nyhus went duck hunting in Limestone and Comanche counties, but most of the ducks that were there previously had moved on — a sad, but frequent occurrence for Nyhus. Happily, he did get a mallard, his first in a few years. Darlene McCormick Sanchez practiced shooting the crossbow, but had a hard time cocking it. Weights to develop upper body strength are now on her Christmas list.