Saturday, November 14, 2009

"Why didn't you shoot??" asked the father. "Because they were so alive!" replied his son.

Deer hunting season started today. Arkansas has shut down for the duration. Construction sites will now come to a screeching halt. Nearly every man in every office, warehouse or shop will be "sick" or "on vacation."

Deer hunting is so popular here that I saw a commercial on tv last night for an organization that helps feed the hungry by accepting donations of deer meat. As if these guys needed yet ANOTHER reason to go out into the woods with big rifles and copious amounts of beer.

Tom drove to Pine Bluff this morning, over an hour away, and he was probably the only male driver on the road. But this evening around sundown, the interstate will be peppered with four-wheel-drive trucks covered with mud driven by grown men in camouflage jackets and hats.

All the stores, particularly WalMart, are selling all things camouflage for the hunters: pants, jackets, hats, boots, waders, blinds and beer koozies.

But, there's so much more. The rifle or shotgun is by far the most important implement, but is not much good without your Camo Ammo (no...I am not kidding)...


Of course, there just might be an accident or two out there in the wilderness with a bunch of drunk guys with guns, knives and beer, so one must be prepared with Camo Bandaids...

But, it's not just for Dad anymore. They're meeting the needs of the entire hunting family.

Junior wants to be just like his Dad, so he has camo briefs...

Put your toddler in these precious little Camo Sneakers...

And won't Sis be the envy of all of her teenage friends with her new Camo Bed...

Of course, mom is left home alone with the kids, but she's not complaining. She's married to a manly man and knows that he must be free to pursue manly endeavors, so in his absence she does her best to multitask. Carrying the baby around with her is the best way she's found to keep the little guy within eye sight, and how better to do that than with her Camo Baby Carrier...

When the Big Guy gets home, though, he's in the mood {wink, wink} and she wants to make sure he stays that way. After the kids are in bed, and while the Big Guy is in the shower, she slips into a little Camo something of her own...

Men here live for this shit.

1 comment:

altadenahiker said...

Hah!

Hey big boy, is that a rifle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me.

The sport of killing, what's not to love?