This weekend, I get to visit one of the good friends I have made in my job at The Catholic Spirit. His name is Buzz Kriesel and he’s an avid outdoorsman who lives in Wisconsin and belongs to St. Michael in Stillwater.
He and his wife, Jeannine, have a beautiful piece of land near the St. Croix River and I had the privilege of deer hunting there several years ago. I was fortunate to harvest my first Wisconsin deer there and, this weekend, my son, Andy, will have the same opportunity. Buzz has extended the invitation for Andy, his friend, Jake Druffner, and his brother, Julian, to hunt there during Wisconsin’s youth deer hunting weekend Saturday and Sunday.
I’m excited to have the chance to witness Andy try for his first whitetail deer. He has had several close calls over the last three years and I’m hoping this will be the year he finally succeeds. We’ve had some memorable moments in the deer stand together and I cherish every opportunity we can spend in the field.
Thanks to generous landowners like Buzz, we’ll be able to make more memories this weekend. Buzz is a great host and a great hunter and I truly thank God for his friendship and generosity. I know we’ll have fun no matter the outcome.