I had the opportunity to take my wife to Botswana on a 7 day bow hunt in the Kalahari this past October. Just returning from a 70 day deployment to Afghanistan, I was so excited to share this hunt with my wife. This would be Jen’s first trip to Africa, and my 5th.
Montana's general hunting season was quickly coming to a close and I had yet to fill my deer tag. The bigger buck I’d been after continued to stay just out of range. With the clock ticking I passed on some good bucks, however, it was beginning to feel like crunch time.
Fires and extreme drought had taken a firm grip on Montana, and a blue moon with the early start to bow season made things even more challenging. I let the first few days slide by in camp with my wife and three-year-old daughter. We just took it easy, and I did a little scouting in the mornings. It was fun to have my wife and daughter in camp for the third year in a row.