Doe-day deadline is fast approaching


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Let’s start at the very beginning — a very good place to start.

Nevermind that people are still hanging out at their favorite summer camping sites, relaxing poolside or casting a line for a largemouth or two.

True hunters know that summer is basically the Christmas Eve to fall hunting season and winter is simply a season to follow … doe, a deer, a female deer.

I can envision it now. Sitting by the old oak atop a mountain at Montour Preserve’s public hunting land, surrounded by darkness one early December morning.

Suddenly, there it is. A ray — a drop of golden sun — breaks the forest silence and it is time for me, a name I call myself, to spot a whitetail far (a long, long way to run) away.

With the pull of the trigger, I reap what I sew (a needle pulling thread, or me finally getting my antlerless deer application mailed on time).

I squeal out a little “La” in excitement — knowing that it is the only self-respecting way to follow sew.

Suddenly, I snap out of my daydream. I grab my jug of green tea, skip the jam and bread and quickly head off to Wal-Mart to stand in line for my 2014 hunting license and the appropriate antlerless deer application envelope that will be sent out early Monday morning.

Our region will receive a drastic cut in doe tags this year, so we procrastinators don’t have the luxury of day dreaming too long if we want to experience the hills come alive to the sound of gunshots this fall.

And that brings us back to … daydreaming about doe.

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~ by zaktansky on July 12, 2014.

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