Thursday, November 03, 2005


One week from tomorrow the hubby leaves for his annual deer hunting trip to Michigan's Upper Penninsula. He won't be home until the 27th. This is a tradition amongst the men in his family. At least, it used to be. But as the older members become too old to go or have passed away, the younger ones have finally wised up to the importance of spending the Thanksgiving Holiday with wives and children. Except for those between the ages of 30 - 60. They still seem to have "buck fever".

It would be one thing if they ever came back with a buck, but none of them seem to want to shoot them when they actually see them in the forest! In my opinion they should just take their cameras. At least they could take a snapshot and bring that home to show us all that they have at long last seen something even if they choose not to shoot it.

I find all of these preparations quite silly. Why do they purchase ammo and spend hours "sighting" their rifles and shotguns in when they don't shoot them. That isn't entirely correct. They do shoot their cans, bottles and signs on trees.

Hmmmm, I wonder how you cook those items?


naive-no-more said...

I've never understood deer hunters. I like to commune with nature too, but I don't like to kill things.

I think it's hilarious how everyone always says, "if you cook it with cream of mushroom soup, it doesn't even taste like venison".

What's the point then? LOL

Lori said...

I agree, naive. Though seeing deer is a common occurrance around here, I still get excited when I see one dance across the road, ears up, eyes alert. I can't imagine ever shooting one. I used to go out with my husband (ex-husband now) and sit in a deer stand at dawn. But we were only loaded with a camera.

I think it has more to do with that male bonding thing than actually shooting a deer.

Connie and Rob said...

I think men just love to get together and since they can't go have their nails done...they go hunting.