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August Newsletter

Summer 2012

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Is It Autumn Yet? 

I know the weather’s still hot and we’re having our daily afternoon thunderstorms, but I see the signs of fall. The kids are starting back to school and the political elections are getting more intense. Here at the office, conversations are starting to shift from fishing to hunting. The early Teal season will be here soon and then it’s bow hunting and squirrel season. It’ll be time to climb into the deer stand before you know it.

It’s not time to put up the fishing rods yet, but it is time to start checking the guns and gear for the upcoming season. (Hey, if you can’t be going hunting, then you can be getting ready to go hunting.)

Our Cajun Invasion Duck, Deer and Goose Hunt for the weekend of December 1st is virtually sold out. We may be able to squeeze in one or two more but then it’s closed. There are still openings for the Redneck Adventure at the same location in Arkansas on the weekend of November 17th. This will be a blast, not only because it’s great hunting, but Jim Bob Allgood will be there to keep us all laughing. You don’t want to miss this one!

We set the date for the Cajun Invasion Deer hunt at Southern Sportsman’s Lodge in Alabama for the weekend of January 5th.  This will be a 3-day hunt for $1800 per hunter. The rut in Alabama should be happening at that time, so the bucks should be moving!

We will be at the Bossier City Sportsman’s Expo the weekend of August 18th, so come by our booth and visit with us.

The Woodville Deer & Wildlife Festival will be Saturday October 13, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Woodville, Mississippi and Trail Escapes will be there. Come to the Festival and stop by our booth.


For Your Eyes Only

From time to time we get special deals and one time opportunities for our clients. We don’t put these on the website, but save these for our newsletter subscribers. We have several of these this month.

We will have a dove hunt in Alabama on the opening weekend for 12-20 hunters for $250 a gun (for an AM & PM hunt), $350 with lodging.  We will need to meet the minimum 12 hunters for this to happen, so tell a friend and bring them with you.

 One of our lodges in Alabama has given us a management hunt for does. A weekend bow hunt which includes lodging, meals and 4 does per hunter is $550 per hunter. The dates are from October 1st – Nov 15th.  They will allow only 6 hunters, so if you’re interested, give us a call. This one will go fast! 

Belinda’s Dream

We lost one of our friends in July. Griffin Fishing Charters is one of the first locations we added when we started Trail Escapes. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity we visit with Raymond and Belinda in my April visit to Colorado. We are reprinting this email to celebrate Belinda’s life and spirit.

Friends and family of Griffin Fishing Charters,

James and I are sending this email to all. Belinda's Dream was penned by Raymond Griffin. Most of you know and love Raymond and Belinda. For those of you that visited Griffin Fishing Charters for the first time since September, Raymond and Belinda Griffin are the founding owners of Griffin Fishing and more importantly my brother and my sister the Lord finally sent.

James and Rosemary Arcediano
Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge

Belinda's Dream

Thirty years ago, as Belinda and I started our lives together, we dreamed one day we would open a Fishing Lodge in Alaska. We even drew a picture of it and had plans drawn. Fifteen years later, we found ourselves in the beautiful little town of Barataria, Louisiana. I guess God had different plans for us.

Our first year in business, as Griffin Fishing Lodge, we thought we set the world on fire when we did a whopping 250 fishing trips! Fifteen years later that little fishing lodge is doing 800 or more fishing trips a year. We like Gods plan!

In life, we know that all things change. Belinda needed and wanted to live in the Rocky Mountains, so again we drew a picture and dreamed. We drew a picture of a little log cabin in the mountains and waited. As it turned out, the cabin turned in to a little Cajun Gumbo shop in Frisco, Colorado.  Again we thought we set the world on fire the first year we were in business! The second year we quadrupled our business and have open another "Lost Cajun" in Breckinridge, Colorado! We really like Gods plan!

Over the years Belinda and I have been so very blessed to meet so many wonderful people, people that have touched and enriched our lives in so many ways. Many of you have become part of our lives and for that friendship and love, we can never say thank you enough.

Raymond & Belinda Griffin

In Loving Memory

Belinda T. Griffin

December 18, 1957 - July 19,2012

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