Just because south Mississippi hasn't experienced bone-chilling, hypothermia-type weather this winter doesn't mean outdoorsmen are “out of the woods” as far as dangerous situations are concerned. In fact, if relatively warm weather prevails, outdoorsmen could actually be in more danger.
It's a New Year, and just because much of the Deep South experienced summer-like temperatures during the Christmas holidays doesn't mean we're gonna have an early spring. We may, but we may not, so we're not out of the woods yet. After all, January and February are often the two coldest months of the year in Mississippi.
When the honorable Jesse Johnson, my skillful, highly-qualified editor (obvious kiss-up), asked if I could get my Weekly Mistake to him a little early this week because of the Christmas holiday, I suggested, “What if I write 'short', but send extra photos?”
I'd taken a nice 9-point buck with my bow a couple of years ago and was having trouble deciding whether or not to pay the price of a shoulder mount. After all, Christmas was near, and the money could be used for gifts for the kids and grandkids.