Pennsylvania Game News - March 2012 - 50
By Linda Steiner
The work begins . . .
Now that Deer Season is Over
OY, you must really be lost now that deer season is over,” he laughed. “What are you going to do with yourself?” I didn’t have the heart to tell him he had interrupted me halfway to the washer with a load of hunting season clothes overflowing my arms. I laughed, too, and said, “Oh, I don’t know. I’ll fill up the time somehow.” I was too busy to go into the details, but this is what I should have told him. This is how my day-after-deer-season went this year. My wake-up was leisurely. Not predawn, but just barely dawn. I couldn’t sleep later because I had been getting up early for two weeks. Instead of a quick breakfast and out the door, we had an unhurried meal of pancakes and my special pork-and-venison sausage patties. After reaching the bottom of a last lingered-over cup of coffee, my husband and I said good-bye to our deer hunting visitor. He was scarcely out of the driveway when our day-after activity began. First was a run to the butcher shop, where we had taken one of our antlerless deer, to have kielbasa and bologna made. While we were out, we picked up a bag of black oil sunflower seeds for the birdfeeders. With the main hunting seasons over, it’s that time of year again. Back home again, for me it was first get the dishes done, change the beds, and then a thorough sweep with the dust cloth and vacuum
A TYPICAL deer season has snow and or rain, so the day after means giving firearms a thorough cleaning before storage.