Went Fishing, Caught 4 Deer!!!

This is a Repost of a Great Story I was sent!  So Cool it has to be Shared!

A once in the history of mankind kind of thing!

The Best Day Of Fishing Ever!

Some fishing stories are a little hard to believe, but this guy has pictures to prove his story… I’ve heard of salmon jumping into boats, but never anything quite like this… Tom Satre told the Sitka Gazette that he was out with a charter group on his 62-foot fishing vessel when four juvenile black-tailed deer swam directly toward his boat.

“Once the deer reached the boat, the four began to circle the boat, looking directly at us. We could tell right away that the young bucks were distressed. I opened up my back gate and we helped the typically skittish and absolutely wild animals onto the boat.

In all my years fishing, I’ve never seen anything quite like it! Once onboard, they collapsed with exhaustion, shivering.” “This is a picture I took of the rescued bucks on the back of my boat, the Alaska Quest. We headed for Taku Harbour . Once we reached the dock, the first buck that we had been pulled from the water hopped onto the dock, looked back as if to say ‘thank you’ and disappeared into the forest.

After a bit of prodding and assistance, two more followed, but the smallest deer needed a little more help.
This is me carrying the little guy.

My daughter, Anna, and son, Tim, helped the last buck to its feet. We didn’t know how long they had been in the icy waters or if there had been others who did not survive. My daughter later told me that the experience was something that she would never forget, and I suspect the deer felt the same way as well!”
I told you! Awesome… huh? Our Lord works in mysterious way..
“Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” – Mark Twain



Bust’n Our Britches!

In 2011 Jake and I set goals for 2012 to win USA Cycling National Championships and to win New Mexico Off Road Regional Point Series Championships.  We already have our stars and bars!!!  The chase for the NMORS Championship is on!

After the our Sandia Peak Onmium, there were only 5 races left in the Series.  The Series is based upon your best 8 races out of 13 total.  Prior to the Red River race we had competed in 5 of the first 8 races and dominated our head to head races with our closest competitors.

In the last 6 weeks we raced:  Top of The World, Back To School Special and Horny Toad Hustle and Squash Blossom Classic.   I finished 1st beat my second place competitor in the point series by an average of 7:00 minutes.  Jake demolished the 2nd place competitor by an average of 15:00 in these 3 races.

We just crushed it!

I locked up the Championship Category 3 Juniors <18 yrs. NMORS.  Jake racked up his 2nd Championship but this time in highly competitive Category 2 Juniors < 18 yrs..


We’re stoked!

Jake and I both won the series with the minimum of 8 races!  With my 1st Championship locked up, I took on a new challenge,  to race in Category 2 in the Squash Blossom Screamer last weekend!  I’m stoked!  I accomplished my goal to race 19 miles and beat my brother’s course record when he was 9 yrs. old of 1 hour 45 minutes; my time was 1 hour 37 minutes!

I think we set some pretty high goals for 2012. Not only did we accomplish those goals.  Our season’s accomplishments ended up way beyond those goals: 2 New Mexico State Championships, 1 Colorado State Championship, 2nd Junior Team Mountain States Cup Point Series and 1 MSC Point Series Championship.

Season ended!  A Camp Vacation to Moab, UT is waiting.  Then!   Bring on 2013!