“Secret Rendezvous” is the title of this months cover art painted by revered and talented second generation artist Dallen Lambson. Since I was first introduced to this son of an artist friend (Hayden Lambson) Dallen has impressed with his creative ability along with somewhat clever art concepts and titles. His first painting to make me smile was his “now-day” concept entitled “Bad Call.” It portrays a bowhunter receiving an unexpected cell phone call while he is in his stand with a big buck passing within range. The ring of that “Bad Call” messes up the hunter’s opportunity at a buck of a lifetime.
“Secret Rendezvous” also strikes a humorous bone as a well conceived painting of a natural ritual that will be played out countless times during the next few months across the Lone Star State. November is right in the middle of the fall rut for whitetail deer and it is obvious this mature monster has been preparing for this encounter with a doe for some time. A sapling has been worked over and the dense cover is reminiscent of parts of East Texas or river bottoms across our state and even some isolated motts of hardwoods surrounded by mesquite covered flats.
The challenge for dedicated hunters is to unravel the mystery of where these “Secret Rendezvous” will occur. As astute hunters know, hunt the doe and a buck will probably follow.
For more information on “Secret Rendezvous” and other fine works of art by Dallen Lambson, visit www.dallenlambsonart.com, or call (208) 351-5530.