Deer hunters, and those indirectly connected with this nine-day outdoors extravaganza, sometimes get too serious and tense about the episode and fail to have fun and relax during the season, which ends Sunday, Dec. 1.
Looking at the season, rules, regulations, disappointments, missed opportunities and turf tussles in a not-so-serious vane may bring about a more pleasant moment carrying throughout the season and beyond.
Putting words in a deer’s or hunter’s mouth in a photo cartoon is one way to introduce this feat. Just trying humor may help, too.
Instead of sketching a cartoon, there are dozens of real situations coming forth from time in a blind, tree stand or occupying a cold stump.
Many deer actions are poorly understood, but this time hunters have a chance to speak for the animal in a light vein.
Look on the lighter side now and then, even during activities that can at times be dangerous, tense and test one’s patience.
Be safe outdoors and take time to slow down, smell the fresh air of decomposing leaves and do something good for someone else who may be having a not-so-fine-day.
Season Snippet: In 1951, a deer license and tag cost $2.50.