Happy Thanksgiving!

By  Chris Cocoles

Happy Thanksgiving from California Sportsman! Today is a day for family, turkey and football, sometimes not necessarily in that order! But I flew from our Seattle office to the Bay Area to celebrate Turkey Day with my brood. I’ve been in Seattle on the CS beat since August, and I just wanted to say how thankful I am for all my correspondents and co-workers who have helped put together the issues I’ve skippered so far in my short time on the job. I’ll be back in the office on Monday to continue putting together our January edition as the calendar turns to 2014.

We featured respected character actor – and shooting enthusiast – Joe Mantegna on our December California cover. And the hope is to feature more California entertainers, athletes and others on future covers. In the next couple days, look for a few other sneak previews of our December magazine as we bid farewell to 2013.

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One of my favorite photos of the year is this one courtesy of guide Rick Kennedy of Tight Lines Guide Service. Talk about being thankful 🙂