Chipper Jones couldn’t wait to exchange his bat for his bow.
A month into his retirement, Jones already has taken hunting trips to Oklahoma and Kansas, where he killed a deer, and is now headed to Nebraska.
“(We’re) off to a good start,” he said.
Not so for the deer.
Jones has hunted about as long as he has played baseball. Hunting is a passion that often consumed his offseasons during his 19 years with the Atlanta Braves. When baseball ended, often, appropriately enough, during deer season, hunting began.
...On “Major League Bowhunter,” Jones and hunting partners Matt Duff and Jeff Danker video their hunts, supplementing them with overviews of the area they’re hunting and graphics of wind direction, their approach and their target area.
Jones said Danker also has killed a deer on the show.
“Bowhunting is the ultimate,” Jones said on his show’s website, “and I find so many similarities with baseball in that you can always learn new things that can improve your odds of success if you just soak up all the knowledge you can and learn from all your experiences!”
Posted: November 07, 2012 at 07:28 AM | 23 comment(s)
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