Deer Season Is Here So Be Nice…
I was at a middle-school football game yesterday afternoon. Amazingly, when I sat down I was within earshot of a fellow who’s coached an NFL Super Bowl team, at least if his critique and criticism of every single play was any indication.
By quarter two, my brain was full. I quietly grabbed my stadium chair and moved to the opposite end of the bleachers. It was amazing. Another guy, this one with at least the same level of credentials, was at the game, too. What are the odds of these two guys at one middle-school football game?
As four quarters of education played out in my ears, I couldn’t help but think about deer season beginning on Saturday morning. I had to think of something to drown out the belittling…
If you took every Georgia hunter and put them into a box, it would represent a very vast group of values, ideologies and preferences.
As the sun rises tomorrow morning, there will be hunters in ground blinds, ladder stands and some who prefer to stalk hunt on the ground. A few will have a homemade recurve, many will have $1,000+ compounds and lots will be using crossbows.
There are those who scouted heavily and will be hunting travel routes to and from bedding areas. Others will be watching muscadines and early persimmons. Some didn’t scout and will choose to sit over $100 worth of corn.
Hunters will stick everything from does to 1 1/2-year-old bucks to those with heavy antlers.
Yep, we are all part of a giant conglomeration of variety.
Here’s the message: If your neighbor, or someone you don’t know on social media, makes a deer-hunting decision that doesn’t line up with your thinking, let me make a strong recommendation to you: Keep your mouth shut!
If Hunter A chooses to legally kill a young buck over corn with a crossbow, and Hunter B has some sort of issue with those decisions that causes diarrhea to protrude from his mouth, Hunter A—and most hunters I know—don’t give a rip what Hunter B has to say about it. Save your breath, don’t use social media for negativity and when in doubt, just zip it, or walk away from your protective keyboard…
To all my hunting friends, stay legal, have fun and by all means, just do your thing this hunting season.
Deer season is here, so be nice.
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