Let's hope the mailman is a little slow. I, nor any of the 10 other guys that I know who put in for reservations, got anything in the mail today. Could be really bad luck but let's hope the mailman got heatstroke in the 103F degree heat today and they'll be here tomorrow.
I'm a stock broker and this past 18 months has been the worst thing imanginable, but I havn't jumped out the window yet. With my son getting his license this year we put in over 40 ressie's for the opener, not to mention the 100+ put in by my various hunting buddies. If I don't see that little card soon, I think the camels back is gonna snap - out the window I'll go.
Good thing I work on the first floor! If I hadn't shot a nice little 3 pointer in D-5 on the opener I might have to take more desperate action.
I'm feeling a little un-informed, how about everyone sound off on their success/failure at the mailbox - I know alot more people are out there. PLEASE I NEED A GLIMMER OF HOPE!
Watch your mailbox tomorrow and Thursday. They mailed yesterday, so you've got a few days to wait until you jump. I'm afraid of jumping and just breaking my back or something, so I'm eyeing my shower rod. Fairly sturdy.
Keep the faith Quacker Wacker. I have been watching my box and calling my partners and they have nothing to report yet. So far it looks like F&G was a little late getting them out. Remember, it's not the fall that gets you, it's the sudden stop! (Unless your on the first floor!)
Ressie's are here. My son and I drew 3 for Sat and 1 for Sun. 2 Gray Lodge(1ea), 1 Mendota, and 1 Kesterson. I have never drawn this well, I guess it's payback for completely missing last year. Best of luck to you all - I'll likely see some of you and The Lodge.
Got home, shook out the Pennysaver and there it was: #132 Grey Lodge. Didn't draw a thing last year, so I guess it was my turn. Since I never seem to get drawn for anything, Grey Lodge is my home-sweet-home during the season. Happy, happy boy.
Looks like they did a mass mailing, I got Grey Lodge for the opener and pops got Colusa for the 17th. Then my cousin called and wanted to know if I wanted to join him on his #2 at Delevan for Sunday! I bet you can guess what my answer was.... I couldn't sleep last night and we still have over a week to go!
It was a long walk back from the mailbox today without a reservation... until my hunting buddy neighbor pulled up in his new Suburban and said "hey look at this".................Kern #1 on the 13th. Pays to have good friends (I told him I'd clean all his ducks for taking me).