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Michael Middleton
      Casey Morris
      Chuck Kimball
      Keith Latimer
      Ben Stovall

Cisco, TX 

    April 21 - April 22, 2001

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Bowhunting With Ben!


Welcome to's most anticipated Live Hunt of the year!  On this hunt, field staffer Casey Morris and I will be joined by Keith Latimer, from Sulphur Springs, and Chuck Kimball, from Kerrville, on a weekend Rio Grande Turkey hunt with one of the original site contributors, 15 year old Ben Stovall, at his family's home in Cisco Texas. 

For those of you not familiar with Ben, let me give you a brief history that will explain why I'm so excited about this hunting opportunity. went "live" on the internet in October 1999, having up to that point been an email newsletter to a few friends and acquaintances.  One of my first priorities when beginning the website was to create a discussion forum, since the object of the site was to not only attract bowhunters, but to give them a reason to keep coming back.  The original discussion forum that I rolled out was a very simple one that was automatically created by my html editor.  It wasn't much, but it was all I had at the time.  A few of the original subscribers to the old newsletter stopped by and posted to the forum, but the day it was created I noticed a new name, "Bob Crystal", that I hadn't ever seen before.  I could tell by the writing that it was a young person.  

To make a long story short, it turns out that "Bob Crystal", who we later discovered to actually be named Ben Stovall, had simply typed in the url "", figuring there had to be a website with that name.   Sure enough, up popped our website, which had a much different look than today, and it happened to be within only a couple of days after the site had been started!  Actually, Ben said that he had entered the same name a few weeks earlier, but of course nothing had come up, and just by chance decided to give it another shot!  Ben, 13 at the time, became one of the favorite contributors to the discussion forum, and has really learned a lot about hunting since that time.  Along with his bowhunting skills, his maturity and writing ability have increased as well.  

Ben was adopted by the site members as the "Official Mascot of", and has entertained us with stories about his hunting adventures, as well as non hunting adventures from four-wheeling, to his "Crushed Bottom Boat" stories!  

I had the opportunity to meet Ben, and his mom, last summer at the LSBA State 3D shoot at Canyon Lake.  Shortly after that, Ben invited Casey and me to come up to his family farm to hunt.  We weren't successful in planning a trip during deer season, so we decided to set up a date to come during the spring turkey season.  We finalized the date, and Ben decided to include a couple of more hunters (I had to settle him down a little because I think he was trying to figure out how he could invite everybody from the site!)

So, after much anticipation, the hunt finally begins tomorrow!  Be sure to join us for what is sure to be an exciting hunt!