(Me and ‘Old Toothless’ 1996)
Man, deer fever has really set-in early this year!
Yesterday before work I spent 15 minutes staring at a young buck in my back field. This guy is a nice looking 2-year old with what appears to be an 8-point rack in the making.
The fact that I’ve seen this buck probably a hundred times over the past two years didn’t seem to matter. I was running late yet I watched his every move until he disappeared from view – a sure sign that deer fever is starting to set in!
(Old toothless was estimated to be 7.5 years old)
Recently my Dad and I have been discussing our ‘plan of attack’ for opening morning of deer season – where to set up the men and where to start first, it all needs to hashed out (and sometimes rehashed) until we get it just right.
(Great teamwork with great results)
Yup deer season is on the way; all the signs are there.
But it’s only July?
I guess you can never really put a date on this sort of thing. Some years ‘the fever’ arrives in September and other years its July. Deer fever is a curious ailment with symptoms being the only thing you can count on.
(Notice the tag is affixed and plainly visible)
My guess is I’m not the only one starting to think about it. What about you folks? Anyone else out there suffering from deer fever early this year?
Therapist’s believe the best way to deal with an ongoing condition is to talk it out, so here we go. Let me know how deer fever has affected you.
Together we should be able to get through this.