There are people who cross your path from time to time who leave lasting impressions. Some of these folks you'd as soon never crossed your path; you know the kind. Others, though, stand out for different reasons; your encounter with them smacks of good stuff.
Walter Russell is one of those in the "good guy" corner. Russell is owner of a ranch way down yonder in Menard Texas and for the past four years, I have dodged cactus and rattlesnakes while piling up mesquite logs and branches to fashion a turkey blind on his ranch. I have been fortunate to join half a dozen friends for our annual ten-hour trek to Menard to match wits with Rio Grande gobblers that make the Russell Ranch their home.
A few weeks ago, Jodie Williams, who met Russell several years ago and arranged for our springtime turkey hunts on the ranch, got a call from Russell.