Bill Owens died a week ago. He was passionate about hunting and fishing, cherished every opportunity to be outdoors.
For many years I lived near Bill in south Iola. Charlie Turley was across the alley from him. We all hunted deer, back when whitetails were a challenge to spot.
Charlie and I became friends when I joined him on trips to watch his son, C.J., play football at Emporia State. Hunting was a frequent subject on our road trips.