I don’t hunt, but would like to. Here is a short interview with a hunter, Tom. It is a series of text messages. Mine are in italics, Tom’s are not.
Tom, any luck with the deer this season?
In NY no so far but season is not closed yet. PA opens tomorrow.
How long do you stay in the deer stand?
Do you stay up there for the day and go home for the night? Or do you stay in the stand until you bag a buck? Perhaps 4 days?
I can usually sit all day. I have learned to dress right.
You ever stalk deer?
I use a stand location several times a year but not every day.
So sometimes you stalk the deer?
Well whitetails are hard to spot then sneak up on.
With snow it will be easier.
And other times you cuddle with your hunting buddy in the stand?
Should I go to the next question, or will you answer about the cuddling?
Only room for one in my stand.
So you stay in the stand all day, and sleep at home?
With your wife?
Do you wear an adult diaper, like Eric Frein?
No but you got to hand it to him. That was a good idea.
Wont the deer stay away if you take a leak off the stand?
No it does not bother them.
Are you considering a diaper?
It would keep me warmer on cold days when I fill it.
You mind if I publish this discussion to GB mag?
No feel free.
Do you tie flies with deer hair and buck tails?
The first fly I learned how to tie was a buck tail streamer.
So you use the deer hair for tying still?
Do you have a picture with a nice buck?
Let me see.
I am guessing you don’t, but I have to ask.
Thank you for being polite.
It would be cool for the article.
Most mags wouldnt publish a hunting article with a guy who bagged no NY bucks this year, and has no pictures.
Good luck in Pa.
If I get one this year I will get some steaks to you and you can write about eating venison.
That would be great.
Is it better than regular steak?
Better for you with no hormones added.
Also more humane. Free range, so to speak.
I get it.
If I get something tommorow I’ll text a pic.