The Outdoor Quarterback

Turkeys & Tics and the NFL Draft

April 13th, 2010

The spring turkey season is now here, in some states, and the woods are sounding off with the gobble of the toms and the yelp of the hens.  It really is one the best times of the year to be in the woods.  There is nothing like the thundering sound of an adult gobbler early in the morning.  It is also when the tics are attaching themselves to everything they come in contact with.  My boyscout motto, be prepared, wear tight fitting clothing under your hunting clothes.  Make sure the tight fitting clothes are snug around the ankles, wrist, waist and neck.  Better to be a little warm then to be picking tics to all hours of the night.  I have found out the hard way that once you are in bed, those little devils will move from you to your wife, that is really a bad thing!!  There are some sprays out in the market than you can use to spray on your clothes to help ward off the tics as well.  Even if you are not turkey hunt and are just out and about near or around the woods, watch out for those critters, limes disease is not laughing matter.  At least check yourself every time you have been around a woody area.

The NFL Draft is just around the corner.  This has become such a huge television event that Network Television and the NFL are going to do it during prime time television.  I must admit it is entertaining to watch.  I will be at Arrowhead Stadium with other former Chiefs Players and current Chiefs Players signing things and watching who the Chiefs will select.  It is always a bit of a mystery.  We have many needs, offensive linemen, inside linebackers, safety and a burner wide receiver.  Then there is always the chance the Chiefs could trade their 5th pick for additional draft picks.  This years draft may be the best ever for offensive linemen.  There will be some quality linemen taken late in the first round and in the second.  I would be interested to hear what you think your favorite teams need are.

Don’t forget to check for tics and the get ready for the NFL draft, Thursday night April 22nd.

The Outdoor Quarterback !