By Tim Jones, Editor
Sept 10, 2017, 06:45 EDT
As I write this, I am looking out my home office window at a calm, cool, cloudless autumn morning in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire. At the same time, I'm tracking Hurricane Irma, which has been wreaking deadly havoc across the Caribbean for the past week and is moments away from striking Key West and potentially devastating Florida's west coast.
It seemed Miami will be spared a direct hit, but our offices there are shut down and sealed up, and some of our key personnel, including Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Barbara Crown (who had to evacuate her home), Administrative Assistant Rachel Daniels, and Art Director Julio Rey are sheltering with family. I haven't heard from them and am hoping it is because it is still early in the morning or simply because electric power and the cell networks already have been knocked out by the hurricane-force winds blowing across Miami. Experts are saying that the power might not be restored for weeks in many places.
So, here I am, tasked with keeping the Oct. issue of The Hunting Report moving forward. Getting timely, valuable, vetted hunting and travel information to you on deadline every month is a challenge, but this month is a bit more interesting, with much of our team looking into the malevolent eye of one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic....