The air was crisp, the sky sunny, and hill country primed for an early December hunt at “Ranchito sin nombre” with the Cox family. HM2 Rodney Lewallen(Retired) and his daughter Emma arrived at the ranch Friday night in time for dinner and fellowship. Early the next morning we woke up to the coffee pot steaming and a good still morning to hunt for some whitetail. I dropped them off at a stand we call “Feather” where they saw 4 does and a small buck. We spent the majority of the day in between hunts shooting guns, cooking food, driving around the ranch, and enjoying our time together. For the afternoon hunt I took them back to “Feather” and at last light heard a shot from their direction. After waiting a few minutes I drove up that way where I found Lew and Emma standing in the road looking for the blood trail of a buck Lew had just shot. We searched for a little while for the deer with very little sign, and then decided to back out of there for a few hours and allow the animal to bed down. The next morning I took Lew and Emma to a different area we call “Saddle” where they were covered up in turkey killing one in the first five minutes of the hunt. While they hunted I went into the feather area and located the downed deer fairly quickly and drug it up to the road. Around 9AM Sunday morning I picked Lew and Emma up from their stand and drove them to their first buck together (125-130” 10 point).