Yesterday our family had a blast visiting with our friends at Mossy Oak! Bobby Cole grew up in Montgomery where he went to school with my husband.
Hunting wasn’t as big as it is now, but Bobby and Scott and were among the few guys that had an “obsession” with hunting, even back when hunting wasn’t cool!
I have been writing for Mossy Oak Gamekeepers magazine for about two years now and wanted to meet everyone who put the magazine togehter along with the those who film and edit the shows. I also wanted to see the Nativ Nurseries buildings and meet the people responsible for growing things native to our area.
A friend and marketing guru for Mossy Oak, Jesse Raley, was the most excellent host one could ask for. The hospitality of the entire staff was exceptional and our family had the best time! The kids were fascinated at meeting Bobby Cole and Toxey Haas in that they watch many of the productions by Mossy Oak and see them regularly on television.
We especially love the Gamekeepers TV show. It is extremely informative on sustaining the land and making the land most beneficial to the wild life and to us.
Nativ Nuseries is one of the most fascinating places that we visited.
Dudley Phelps is absolutely passionate about native trees and it shows. I felt as if I had known him forever. He collects acorns from the “best of the best” trees to create awesome fruit bearing trees (lots of acorns) that produce sometimes twice a year. He not only has acorns that are native to the United States, but people from all over the world including France have donated acorns to his collection.
I tell you, they know their stuff! It was absolutely fascinating. The kids and I learned a lot. I just love to take my family around passionate folks who love what they do.