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Ray Young
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  • james dennis
  • Leonel Macias
  • Ransey Lewis Stimson
  • Perry A. Pirsch, Esq.
  • Ronald P. Gullion II
  • Susie Trafton
  • Monte William Bruhn
  • Brian Rains

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What Military Post/Camp/Station/Base do you identify with?
Fort Campbell

My Status

I'm currently a Warrior in transition. I'm in the WTU at Fort Campbell, Ky.I have a great squad leader who helps me with my transition everyday. His name is SSG Leonel Macias.  I have been in the Army 6 years. I deployed to Afghanistan in April 2010. I was sent to the WTU for injuries I recieved after running over a roadside bomb on 31 AUG 2010. I now have back problems and I have TBI (tramautic brain injuries). My life used to be spent outdoors hunting and fishing. At first when I was injured I was worried I would never be able to hunt and fish again. I'm currently going to the TBI clinic where I have anywhere from 2-6 appointments a day. I see pain management and go the back doctors weekly. I'm slowly getting better from my injuries. I cannot wait to get back out there and do some hunting and fishing again. There is nothing like being in the outdoors, it's the best medacine you can get!

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At 8:40pm on March 6, 2011, Ransey Lewis Stimson said…
How's it going Ray?  I haven't seen you on in a few days.  I see you got some pics at the NWTF gig.  Cool.  One of our local chapters had their banquet Friday.  It was nice.  I got out bid on a couple of nice items.  Oh well, maybe next year.  :-)
At 11:58pm on February 7, 2011, Ransey Lewis Stimson said…

Cool.  Bowhunting is as real as it gets.  I learned more about hunting when I picked up my first bow than I ever learned with a gun.  I remember all my friends getting into bowhunting first.  They came back with all sorts of stories about how the deer got away.  Either the wind was wrong, a small tree or branch got in the way, they shot a little low ... you name it, they had it happen.  I waited until one season when I had killed a really nice buck on the second day of gun season and my season was over.  There were no bonus stamps back then and one was the limit.  Suddenly, the longer bow season, the extra deer and the time in the field all made sense.


The hard part in the beginning is knowing when to stop practicing.  Shooting when you are tired creates bad habits.  Learning to draw the bow straight on target to limit your movement is key.  That and a good dose of luck and it all comes together.  My definition of luck is when a series of unconcious decisions creates success.  The more you do it, the more your instincts grow, and before you know it, you start making decisions without even thinking about it.  Tat is when it all comes together.  Good luck and if you need any advice on equipment, just drop me a line.

At 5:19pm on February 5, 2011, Ransey Lewis Stimson said…
What bow did you get Ray?
At 6:22pm on January 28, 2011, Brian Rains said…
My Dad is from Ky. We each got 2 birds there this past spring. Our bear season is by lottery and not much. My Dad hunts them in Pa. at his camp where there are many. I see Ransey wrote you, we are friends, he's a good one.
At 5:55pm on January 28, 2011, Ransey Lewis Stimson said…
Ray, it's good to see you haven't lost your desire to hunt and fish.  I'm getting old and I'm a beat up a bit, but I refuse to quit.  Pain is an old friend of mine.  We argue a lot.  Kind of like an Ex-Wife you can't make go away.  But I have learned to get along most days.  I had a stroke almost 4 years ago.  But, I ate its lunch and was in rehab and out again before long.  It was 2 years before I had a good day.  Now, the good days outnumber the bad 10 to 1.  When I have a bad day, I just pretend I am hung over and drive on.  Keep at it, ther are better days coming.
At 8:05pm on January 26, 2011, Susie Trafton said…
Thanks Ray...that makes my day!  Many of God's blessings to you!
At 3:26pm on January 26, 2011, Brian Rains said…
Welcome! If you ever come to md. I can hook you up, hunting or fishing B.
At 8:12pm on January 25, 2011, Susie Trafton said…

We are proud to have you!








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