Sunday, November 18, 2012

White Tails

Walk into any public space in America. Walk into a restaurant, or grocery store or market square. Take a look at the people all around you, from the youngest infant to the elders in wheelchairs. Take in that whole scene and know, with every fiber of your being, that every human you are looking at is a better deer hunter than me.

37 Comments:

Blogger Indio said...

It's too early in the season to be hard on yourself. Hang in there. You will likely have other opportunities in the next few days.

November 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

STOP!! You have yet to see me tromp through the woods...lol. You'll get one.

November 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Welcome Comfort Farm said...

I have every confidence in you.

November 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

Nah, buck up Jenna! There's always the one that gets away! Tomorrow's a new day.
-Jaime

November 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger singinggardengirl said...

Hahaha! That's too funny, but not likely true. With all that you have accomplished, I'm sure you'll get your deer in no time. Where's that "I can do anything" spirit?;-)

November 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Yart said...

I haven't gotten one yet either... so don't feel bad! It'll happen!

November 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger SusieQT said...

Haha- no, there is a reason it is called "hunting" and not "getting"!

November 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh dear, oh deer.

November 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger mdoe37 said...

I'll quote a guy from our club, It's called deer hunting, not deer shooting.


Soooo, didn't see anything or you missed? Did they get wind of you? Or buck fever? Hmm??

I had a bit of a rough season last year. I probably won't get a chance to go here for another week or so, prolly muzzleloader. Got to get my confidence up, I'm in line for a bear tag next year. Geez.

November 18, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger bookkm said...

Ah, c'mon! The season just started. You'll get your venison steaks. I hope my brother gets some for me.

November 18, 2012 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Haha! No way. I don't think I've ever seen a deer that didn't see me first.

November 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

HA! Sorry you haven't got one yet; but that was clever writing! ;) You'll get yours, eventually!

November 18, 2012 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger SmallestGiantEver said...

I heard no end of abuse when my father got a deer that season and I didn't. Of course, using a Honda Accord isn't usually recommended in the state Hunting guide...

November 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger kaelak said...

Haha - that's a day where my dad would say "the hunting was great - the killing, not so much...". :)

November 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Luann said...

bet you are much better than I would be. Relax and enjoy the time in the woods.

November 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Luann said...

Bet you would be better than I would. Just relx and enjoy the quiet time in the woods. You'll get one, I have confidence in you.

November 18, 2012 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

A) It's just getting cold so the deer haven't moved down the mountain yet.
B) You are a fine hunter. It's the deer that are slow.
C) Next time out, you'll get a beauty!

November 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Katie Swanberg said...

This made me crack up. My boyfriend always goes hunting and rarely if ever returns with anything (same with fishing). Like SusieQT said, "hunting" not "getting!"

November 18, 2012 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Diane in VT said...

You try. That puts you ahead of all the people who don't ever set foot in the woods.

November 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Ivanhoe said...

Haha, whoa! That was soul-crushing! Don't say that! Failures that you feel low about, especially early on, are opportunities for learning and growth, not indications that you suck at something. But that was a beautiful paragraph other than the end, you should reuse it for something more enlightening! :)

November 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Ivanhoe said...

Haha, whoa! That was soul-crushing! Beautiful, and funny, but tragic! Don't say that! Failures that you feel low about are opportunities for learning and growth, not an indication that you're just inherently bad at something. You know this.

November 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger ican said...

You manifest what you believe...isn't that something you are always saying? Where's your positive belief?

November 19, 2012 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger redhorse said...

No, every one, including you, is a better deer hunter than me.

November 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

Next season, when we have moved up there, I will take you to my moms farm in PA. You can take one with out leaving the house! Dozens on the lawn! Every morning like clockwork. It is unreal how many there are. They eat everything. Last year my mom almost hit one with the lawn tractor! She tried to chase it but it wouldn't move. Wishing u a clear shot and steady aim! And a dose of good luck!

November 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger wendy said...

Jenna, sometimes you just make me laugh out loud. Thanks for the Monday morning chuckle.

November 19, 2012 at 6:47 AM  
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November 19, 2012 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

Nuh uh. Never been deer hunting in any way, shape or form. You is better than me.

November 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am hunting for the first time this season. I am 51 and my son, who is out there with me, is 10. No sightings yet but I've seen some signs and it's a learning thing at the moment. At this point, I'm just loving being in the woods without too many other hunters around. If we are blessed enough to get a deer, I will be grateful. But it's also a blessing to be able to be in the woods with my son, discovering together. Cutest orange clad kid in the world.

November 19, 2012 at 8:50 AM  
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November 19, 2012 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Paul Molnar said...

Have no fear, Jenna, you are assuredly a better hunter than I. I haven't fired a gun since I was 12, and I couldn't hit anything even back then. (I'm 40 now, btw)I live in Northern Michigan - Opening Day is a School Holiday around here and I have never been hunting. In fairness to me, I've never enjoyed venison and I am a vegetarian so, for me, going hunting doesn't make much sense. See...you win!

Good luck on the hunt!

November 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Paul Molnar said...

Have no fear, Jenna, you are assuredly a better hunter than I. I haven't fired a gun since I was 12, and I couldn't hit anything even back then. (I'm 40 now, btw)I live in Northern Michigan - Opening Day is a School Holiday around here and I have never been hunting. In fairness to me, I've never enjoyed venison and I am a vegetarian so, for me, going hunting doesn't make much sense. See...you win!

Good luck on the hunt!

November 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Paul Molnar said...

Have no fear, Jenna, you are assuredly a better hunter than I. I haven't fired a gun since I was 12, and I couldn't hit anything even back then. (I'm 40 now, btw)I live in Northern Michigan - Opening Day is a School Holiday around here and I have never been hunting. In fairness to me, I've never enjoyed venison and I am a vegetarian so, for me, going hunting doesn't make much sense. See...you win!

Good luck on the hunt!

November 19, 2012 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger blind irish pirate said...

Bah, I doubt that. I don't hunt, so there's no way of knowing, but when your very core shies away at the thought, I bet you have me beat.

November 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You are so funny! You'll get it - wait and see.

November 19, 2012 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Tom McMillan said...

Have you hunted where you are not welcome?
Are you following the hunting laws?
Have you shot anyone/anything you did not intend to?

Not everyone is a better hunter than you.

-Tom

November 19, 2012 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger redhorse said...

I forgot another one, you are a better (way better) hunter than the idiot (blasted, effin, I can't come up with bad enough swear words)so-called hunter who shot my horse when he was a weanling. He survived, has a big scar on his hip, and hasn't seemed to suffer any lameness from it. For I while there, I wasn't sure. If I had any proof of who did it, I would rip out their throat with my bare hands.

November 20, 2012 at 6:49 PM  

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