I used to think that Tom Hank’s friend, Wilson, in the movie Castaway was rather strange. Who names a volleyball? That all changed this year when I met a tree named John while hunting. Our situations were similar, Tom’s and mine. He was on a remote island surround by nothing, and I was in my deer stand surrounded by nothing. So crazy!
Vermont rifle season ended yesterday and I wasn't the only one that had thoughts running through my mind. My wife did too. I was able to glean a few of the thoughts she had shortly after the season ended to share with you. Her thoughts are italicized, semi-audible mumblings under her breath are in bold, and clearly audible statements are in all caps and bold.
“Should I hug him or give him space?”
“Why does he just stare at the wall with a blank look on his face?”
“Did he just hug his rifle?”
"He did. He just hugged his rifle. You have got to be kidding me."
“Are those tears? OMG!”
I have been reading articles on The 4 Pointer Blog for as long as it has been written but haven't read one that would help me deal with a problem I had last year. Since the deer season will once again get underway out here in Wyoming I thought it appropriate to seek advice in case the same scenario comes up again.
First of all, I have read about how you all like to text each other because so much time goes by without seeing any deer. That never seems to happen to me, I have deer all over me from the time I sit in my stand until it's too dark to see. There is so much stress looking forwards, backwards, and to the side as I am hearing and seeing them in every direction constantly. So I never have time to even locate my phone, much less use it. No nap, no texting, not even any eating. This is a terrible dilemma. Not sure how to handle it. But this is not the problem I was referring to, just a side issue really.
WINDSOR, VT – According to sources close to the situation, local hunter Tim Biebel has become increasingly depressed by the fact that his hunting season is not playing out like the ones he sees on hunting shows.“It’s like they hunt for five minutes and shoot a big buck every time,” Biebel said with a long face while watching the most…
It’s hard to believe that I am rapidly approaching the conclusion of my first six months on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board. It is amazing how time flies. While I’ve never felt this blog was the place to discuss Board matters, there is one particular constituent of mine that has been very vocal to me with his thoughts related to Vermont’s wildlife since learning of my appointment, and it is time I write about it.