Born and raised in Mississippi, I was introduced to the outdoors at the age of 4 by my grandad. I spent most of my early years hunting the rolling pine and hardwood hills that cover most of our great state. I still frequent the hills to visit my hometown and hunt but I now live in an entirely different part of the state. The never ending row crops, winding oxbows and Spanish moss filled cypress brakes of the Mississippi delta are what I proudly call home. I was blessed enough to meet and marry a woman who is as passionate about the outdoors as I am, and through the years we have been able to spend countless hours in the outdoors enjoying God's great creation. Together we run the Mississippi chapter of a non profit organization called Antlers for Orphans. With the national headquarters in Colorado, we have been able to help spread the growth of this great organization nationwide and have watched it bless the lives of those who are less fortunate in foreign countries. Using the money from selling the antlers that our chapters gather nationwide, we are able to provide proper education to orphans in Uganda with the ROWAN foundation. If you would like more information you can check out antlersfororphans.com and loverowan.org. We have a constant growing love for hunting and fishing, but conserving all things wild is a high priority for us as well. We actively manage our property and strive to make each day afield better than the last. You can follow our adventures through the Facebook and Instagram links below. You can also follow my outdoor blog http://www.clarionledger.com/search/Josh%20webb%20blog/
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Have you ever taken the time to realize exactly how close to God we are when we are hunting. The running streams, blooming dogwoods and beautiful rolling hills were all put there by the hand of the man who created you and me. But I want to encourage you right now to take the time to think about that moment of pure silence and peace that fills the air in between taking the safety off and actually harvesting an animal. It is a moment that no matter how hard the wind is blowing nor how loud the song birds are, the woods go completely silent. And although it is only for a few seconds, it is nothing but you, the animal, and the one who created it all right there together in complete peace and silence. The good Lord purposefully planned for your paths to meet at that moment in time and he wants that peace to come over you both because taking an animal’s life is a big deal and shouldn’t be taken lightly by anyone. So at that small moment in time he brings absolute peace to the woods and those in it because he wants us to know that a life is not about to be taken by a hunter, but instead it is being given to the hunter by our creator. He prepared that animal and placed it in our lives at that moment so that we could provide for ourselves and family. So many times we get caught up in how big an animal is or how many we kill in a season. But from here forward I want to encourage you as well as myself to live for that small moment in time of complete peace in the outdoors. And although this moment is small, it is a time in which we are able to be in complete silence and peace with ourself, our God and the animal in which he created for us so that we can provide for those we love and make memories with them that will last long after we are gone.