There are two additional holidays in Minnesota beyond the normal national holidays. Minnesotans celebrate the deer hunting opener in the fall and the fishing season opener in the spring. Blaze orange screams from the cars as the city empties and the woods fill.
Am I going? Yep, you betcha! Will I get buck fever preventing me from shooting? Not a chance. Am I excited! Oh, yea! Having spent many years as cook, bottle washer and bed warmer while my family grew and hunted, this will only be my third year in the woods. Being a newbie hunter and a committed carnivore, the hope is I'll bag my first deer!
See you next week!