4PT16.15 – Thoughts My Wife Has Had Since Rifle Season Ended

Hunting Vermont Rifle

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!”

“Should I ask him if he’s hungry or not?”

“He’s not eating much; I hope he’ll be OK.”

“This is getting old. I wish he’d grow up.”

“Does he remember who I am? It’s been so long since he’s seen me.”

“Ugh, he’s in such a bad mood. Stupid deer season.”

“This is so ridiculous.”

“Why is this such a big deal? All this over a few dumb deer.”

Hunt in a place where there are actually deer.”

“I don’t think he knows who I am.”

“He’s been staring at the wall for hours now.”

“That’s weird. He kinda smiles if I pinch his cheeks and say the words ‘Muzzleloader season’ like I’m talking to a baby.”

“NOOOOOO! WHY IS THERE ANOTHER SEASON?!”

“I can’t believe this.”

“Will he ever get off the couch again?”

“With an attitude like this, he doesn’t deserve to eat.”

I LOVE YOU. SNAP OUT OF IT.”

“That didn’t help.”

“I think he needs professional help.”

“YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP.”

There were actually a lot more thoughts, but many of them can’t be repeated here. I will say this – if it wasn’t for her loving support and willingness to let me hunt A LOT, I wouldn’t have seen nearly as many trees as I did – maples, pines, beeches, oaks, hemlocks, firs, etc. The list goes on and on. She will be happy to know that I have taken her advice and pursued professional help from a guy named Thompson Center. We have a therapy session planned for this Saturday morning to discuss a doe permit that is burning a hole in my wallet.


Tim FaceI hope you all had a successful season however it happens to be that you measure that. Mine was good, but I am a bit bummed I didn’t have the good fortune of seeing a deer.  

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kevin
kevin
6 years ago

She seems to have your number. We hunters are fortunate to be simple– and passionate for the hunt.

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Maybe Montana Boone could put you on some deer…….

Fred
5 years ago

Okay, This is simply hysterical! I laughed the whole way through reading this. I can just see that conversation playing out! LOL