“Big, big weekend up at the lodge this weekend!” Yep, it’s opening weekend of the Nebraska firearm deer season. No, I am not going to blog about fishing today. I am betting many of you are getting ready to hunt tomorrow.
I love to hunt too, but admittedly do more fishing than hunting. A lot of that is because there is so much to do and so little time. I have done a little big game hunting, but not a lot. Again, not that I have anything against it, or dislike it, I just have spent more time fishing or hunting other game.
So, I do not have many deer hunting stories to share. Oh sure, I have one that involves a mis-fire, and a buck that still stood there looking at me, but what I really know is this: For many, the firearm deer opener is about tradition, about family. Many of you will be gathering with family and friends tonight in anxious anticipation of a weekend of hunting, but more importantly a weekend of time spent together!
And that is what it really is all about!
My mis-fire buck happened with my uncle sitting right behind me, coaching me. He and I spent that deer opener together, just the two of us. Man, what I wouldn’t give to jump in a time machine and re-live that day again!
My son’s first deer was also taken while hunting with one of his uncles and a cousin. And, taken with a flint-lock! How cool was that?
So, I hope you have a great hunt, but more importantly a great weekend! I know none of you can relate to this song, but maybe you “know a friend” that will appreciate it!
Take some time to read my buddy Greg Wagner’s blog post before you hit the field, How to Best Photograph a Hunter with their Harvested Deer.