Red Sox Ace Jon Lester’s Best Hunting Moments


The 2013 MLB World Series turned out to be one of the more unique baseball contests, with two games ending in very unusual fashion. The St. Louis Cardinals, ordinarily a powerhouse of hitting, were stymied by two sterling performances by Jon Lester who, had David Ortiz not performed in Herculean fashion, may well have been the MVP. Aside from being an incredible performer for the Red Sox, Lester enjoys hunting and shares some of his memories with his good friend Tim Anderson:

JON LESTERMossy Oak is more than a camouflage, hunting, wildlife management and rural properties company. Mossy Oak is made up of some of the best people in the world. This week you’ll meet 29-year old Jon Lester from Washington State, who was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2002 at only age 18, and who spent 4 years in the minor leagues and then went to the big leagues in 2006. Lester is currently one of the best left-handed pitchers in the sport of baseball, is starting for the Boston Red Sox and has the best record in baseball for 2013. Lester, a Mossy Oak ProStaffer, also is a hunter, a cancer survivor and a family man.

Jon Lester (4)A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Missouri and hunt with Mark and Terry Drury during the rut on the backside of a large cut soybean field, facing a cedar thicket. Mark and Terry expected the bucks to be running in the cedar thicket early in the morning. Our blind was set-up, so our backs were to the soybean field. Just after first light, about 70 yards to our right, a small spike buck came out of the cedars.

Previous articleFishing Accessories: A Holiday Buying Guide
Next articleStrategies for Bowhunting Bears
Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.