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Lucky Hats and Lucky Charms
By Toby Trigger


I had to replace my old hat this year.  I bought it almost 20 years ago for a bow hunting trip.  Holes now expose my head and the tattered camo boonie hat has been retired.  I haven’t found a good replacement hat yet though.  Not one that is good for cool weather and hustling on sunny days.  And not one that is lucky.

Fill a camo fishing hat with some good tackle, some gummy worms, goldfish crackers, maybe even a fishing pole and a camo fishing vest.  Show the anglers in the family just how much they mean to you.

I know hunters with a lucky knife, lucky ear rings, lucky ivories rubbing around in their pockets and others with lucky rabbits feet.

I need a new lucky thing.

So now I’m waiting for it to arrive.  I’m not sure what makes something lucky though.  What if I buy a new thing and my next hunt goes foul?  Or if I carry a new thing and my hunt goes well but it has nothing to do with my new lucky thing and it isn’t really lucky at all?

pocket knife

I’ve got a rifle that has never let me down but I don’t carry it when I bow hunt.  Boots wear out too quickly and it would be hard to convince myself that something I’ve had around for a while can suddenly replace my old hat that I know is lucky.

I think that for now I’ll just carry my ripped up old hat in my pocket until something new and lucky shows up.

What’s your lucky thing?