A sure sign of fall

I received this in the mail this week:

This is a landowner gratis tag. There's no charge for the tag, but it only allows me one deer, antlered or antlerless, and I can only hunt on the land we own or lease that I have specified on my application.

This is a landowner gratis tag. There’s no charge for the tag, but it only allows me one deer, antlered or antlerless, and I can only hunt on the land we own or lease that I have specified on my application.

Which means I’m anxiously waiting for the time to do this:

gun, hunting

Hopefully this year I’ll stay a little drier.

But sometimes this:

Not exactly what I "planned" to wear when hunting, but it works!

Not exactly what I “planned” to wear when hunting, but it works!

Which occasionally leads to this:

Apparently being a mom that hunts makes me weird. I can live with that.

Apparently being a mom that hunts makes me weird. I can live with that.

But can almost always lead to this:

I don't just hunt because I enjoy it. I also hunt to provide for my family.

I don’t just hunt because I enjoy it. I also hunt to provide for my family.

Which is much better than this:

This is a pile of deer carcasses that were collected from our hay yard a few years ago. Approximately 60-80 deer in this group. We had hundreds in our yard, and many died that winter. To make a long story short, our hay was too rich for their system and we could get no help in dispersing them from our land.

This is a pile of deer carcasses that were collected from our hay yard a few years ago. Approximately 60-80 deer in this group. We had hundreds in our yard, and many died that winter. To make a long story short, our hay was too rich for their system and we could get no help in dispersing them from our land.

What’s your sure sign of fall?

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6 thoughts on “A sure sign of fall

  1. Being a mom who hunts doesn’t make you weird. I love hunting and I’m a mom as well. Good luck this year. Unfortunately I will miss hunting again this year to stay home with my baby, but hey, I’ve got next year! Our sure sign of fall is the neighbor’s elk bulging, the outside critters getting thicker coats, the harvest from the garden brought in and put up for winter and the pumpkins turning a nice bright orange.

  2. Can’t wait for deer season around here as well! Although we’re not landowners yet, so we don’t get those free tags. But we’ve come to love deer meat (ok, hubs has come to love it – I was raised on it). It provides for us and it’s a family tradition. And if being a mom that hunts is weird someday I’ll be a super weird mom 🙂

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