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Hunting Season

picture of deer

What's your reaction when someone mentions the word hunting? Some say, "Oh, dear!" but many say, "Oh, DEER!" I have never gone hunting myself. My dad used to hunt when I was a little boy. I distinctly remember an evening when I was in first grade when Dad came home from hunting, chilled to the bone and nothing to show for it. He pronounced that he was done with hunting, and he never went again. There went my chances to learn to hunt! My brother-in-law Dan enjoys hunting, as do many friends here in Greenville. My wife and I enjoy it when wild game is shared with us and when we're served wild game in other people's homes. But at this stage of life, I don't think I'm destined to become a hunter. I'll just enjoy other aspects of the great outdoors, along with those occasional meals of wild game that hunters provide for us.

Today's "instant vacation" is several jokes and funny pictures about hunters and hunting. Hunters and non-hunters alike will find something here to laugh at in this one. Here goes....

Two hunters got lost in the woods. The first hunter said, "Don't worry. All we have to do is shoot into the air three times, stay where we are, and someone will find us."

So they shot in the air three times, but no one came. After a while, they tried it again; still no response. Finally the second hunter said, "I suppose we can try again, but it better work this time — we're down to our last three arrows.”

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Two goober hunters were dragging their dead deer back to their car. Another hunter approached pulling his along too.

"Hey, I don't want to tell you how to do things, but I can tell you that it's much easier if you drag the deer in the other direction. Then the antlers won't dig into the ground."

After the third hunter left, the two goobers decided to try it.

A little while later one said to the other, "You know, that guy was right. This is a lot easier!"

"Yeah," the other added, "but we're getting farther away from the truck!"

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A game warden witnessed a man shooting a seagull.

“I’ll have to write you up,” he told the man.

The man answered, “Can I at least keep the bird?

“No,” said the officer.

“Please? My family needs the meat or I wouldn’t have shot it.”

“Well, all right. Just this once” the officer gave in.

As the officer started to walk away, he turned and asked, “Say, what does seagull taste like?

The man answered, “Well, I guess it’s kind of a cross between spotted owl and golden eagle.”

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We have a restaurant named Saskatoon here in Greenville that specializes in wild game. I've never eaten there, but I've heard it's really good (and expensive). Here's a billboard that always made me smile and was just down the street from my university several years ago.

picture of Saskatoon billboard

Fox hunting has seen a resurgence in recent years, but it's not an easy sport. The foxes are becoming more and more ... well, ugh ... foxy. These pictures might help prove it.

They've become better at the use of camouflage.

picture of fox hiding

Here's a picture of a problem the folks in Utah are having with foxes. It puts a whole new twist on the expression "fox hunting."

picture of a fox hunting

Are you an avid hunter? Do you like to eat wild game? What wild game do you enjoy eating most and what's the "wildest" game you've ever eaten?

On the home front, Becka had lunch with me in Greenville today and dinner with our daughter Megan and her family in Detroit this evening. While Becka's up there for a week, I'll be quenching my students' thirst for knowledge at school, holding down the fort here at home, and serving as a heat source for the cats all night. I'll post some pictures when I get them.

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Rob

Could it be that so many deer get hit on the interstates because they're simply obeying the posted deer crossing signs?