I want to thank you for organizing this group and say how happy I felt being out today with you. I have been in the COF since 2000 and it was the CSF, and I have spent a lot of mornings with you.
It is humbling growing old with you. I picked up a dove lease this season with you and I bought my son a duck lease for this season through you. He truly loves hunting ducks and geese. He is in college like your son, at Texas Tech, so can’t be here for early hunting. He has benefited more than I by way of the COF policy to take kids hunting and making hunting free for kids. That is why I bought into the CSF 10 years ago, and my boys are the true beneficiaries of the spirit of your organization.
I look forward to seeing you more this season.”