We’re celebrating a North Dakota official holiday here today. The wind is whipping the cold rain around and men and women are pulling on neon orange knit caps over their unruly hair, growing out sweet beards (well, the men anyway) stocking up on whiskey and pulling out the cards for poker tonight.
Happy Hunting Season Opener everyone!
There was a time in my life this was a reason for an excused absence from country school.
Turns out, that doesn’t carry out in the working world, but I tell you, there are plenty of North Dakotans out there today who have opted to dress head to toe in camouflage and hunker down in hurricane winds sitting just under the skyline instead of going to work today.
If you’re here today, you’ll know who they are. They are the ones with the bright orange cap sitting on the dash of their pickups, driving really slow along the county roads.
Hunting for deer.
In honor of the season I will cook up some stew this weekend, turn on the fire and maybe have some whiskey myself.
In honor of the season, I am going to resurrect this little gem here, for those women out there suddenly finding themselves lonely:
The Ten Commandments for the Hunting Widow
You’re gonna want to read this one ladies. I’m a seasoned hunting daughter who grew up to be a seasoned hunting wife, so I know a few things…
There are some good tips in here. I’m telling you…
So stay safe out there. Safe and warm and for the love of GAWD Don’t. Wear. Swishy. Pants.
Hope you see Da Turdy Pointer…
Peace, Love and Venison,
Quite a few here also hunt and fish to sustain themselves and their families.
Hi Congratulations on your nice deer. Back East we are not permitted to “Road Hunt” But then you are out in open country.