Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bucks and Doe and Bears, OH MY!!

Hunting season is nearly upon us again... With one MAJOR difference this year......

....... ME.

This past spring, my girlfriend and I took the hunter's safety course together because it is needed to get your pistol permit. I still haven't quite figured out why I want THAT either, but apparently, I do. Anyway, this year our woods and fields are, according to the DEC anyway, more overrun with deer than normal, so each hunting license was going to be accompanied by doe tags. Yay. So, J figured I should get a license this year since I have completely my hsc and can obtain a hunting license and then we would have two times the amount of tags to fill out. Brilliant, I tell you. I went along with it. Sure, honey, you can shoot more deer, fine with me!!! Then these well laid plans began to crumble before my very eyes today....

Everything went smoothly at Walmart... I am now IN THE SYSTEM and in possession of my very own hunting license. When we got to the truck, I proceeded to hand my license over to my husband with a sweet smile and an innocent, "have fun, honey!!" comment... I'd remain safe and sound at the homestead and do my wifely duties of cooking him a hot lunch when he goes out. That was MY plan, anyway.

He shook his head, refusing to take the papers, and said with a maniacal grin, "oh no, honey, YOU are going hunting this year, too!!"

Wait, what? I think I misunderstood. I am sure that I didn't hear right....... You want ME to go out into the woods, SIT QUIETLY - ALL day, HOLD a gun, AIM a gun, and actually shoot accurately???? At something LIVING?! There must be some mistake.

Nope, no mistake. Number one, he isn't filling all those tags by himself. Number two, they are my tags, I apparently have to fill them MYSELF. Something about some law or something. I was tricked, I tell you.... TRICKED!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

mira said...

ha ha, I think you forgot about spraying yourself down with deer urine prior to the "sitting out in the cold all day with a gun" part. Have fun.

Mrs. Guthrie said...

Oh that just isn't funny.

mira said...

...because what's more romantic than (whisper)arguing over a walkie-talkie about who gets to go in and unfreeze their toes while the other waits for the "big one" to arrive?!

have fun with that. and who will be processing these deer??

Bug and Eye said...

sneaky boy!!
LOL he'll learn his lesson when you get the bigger deer than him...mom has done that to dad...LOL

Denise said...

Far cry from the little girl that laid at the bottom of the stairs til someone came to pick her up!!!
Love you, Mom