Please pray that my Uncle and cousin each get a deer tonight!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Cowgirl71, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,176
    57
    221
    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    My Uncle and cousin drove down from Chicago Thursday night to deer hunt. They went out hunting Friday morning, Friday evening, this morning, and just headed out this evening trying to get a deer. My experienced brothers are being their "guides," and still they haven't seen any deer. We usually see plenty of deer, but this year they are really scarce. Old timers are saying it's because of a bumper crop of acorns this year, which is keeping them in the woods. My Uncle and cousin are scheduled to leave tomorrow afternoon, so tonight and tomorrow morning are their last chances to get a deer. I'll feel really bad if they don't get a deer, because they spent the time and gas money to drive down here (a nine hour drive), and they had to spend $450 for deer tags. And they really want the fresh venison and "bragging rights."

    I would really appreciate your prayers for a productive hunt. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    My hubby and son also have not seen any. I pray for your uncle and cousin to get there deer That is our familys meat source for the winter they have not seen any either [​IMG]
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Praying! [​IMG]
     
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,045
    31
    211
    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    What they need is me driving my van where they are hunting. I swear every animal in a 20 mile radius has tried to jump in front of my van this week. Including more than a dozen dear.
     
  5. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    I'm sorry, I will not pray for them to get a deer unless you are using that in the plural sense. Thin them out............
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,176
    57
    221
    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Thanks for all the prayers guys!

    They didn't get anything tonight, but hopefully they'll get at least one deer tomorrow morning. My Uncle didn't see anything, and my cousin saw one as they were walking over to their blind but wasn't able to get a good shot.

    Keep praying please! I'm really hoping they'll get a deer in the morning...

    I'll be prayin' for your hubby and/or son to get a deer Cackling Hen!
     
  7. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I don't know if it's happening in your area, but here mule deer are in decline. There are still many, but apparently as many people are poaching them as are taking them legally. Add to that the fact that poachers tend to take females (easier to find) and it's creating a problem. I have many deer in my neighborhood, but I have only seen females, never males. For some reason the males seem to congregate in town versus in our more rural area.
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    5,928
    46
    293
    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    If you want deer come over to our place. You have to watch very carefully when driving down the road to avoid hitting them. 4 point buck at the end of our drive every evening.
     
  9. impis

    impis Chillin' With My Peeps

    120
    1
    101
    Nov 20, 2010
    Quote:It seems to me that if there are less deer this year, you should leave them alone to build up the numbers a bit so that there are more deer in a few years time. I probably shouldn't comment because, as a Bit, I really don't understand the need for 'bragging rights' at all. I guess it is a cultural thing - and to be honest, there are people who hunt deer here too. In fact, there has been a big hoo-hah in the news recently about the taking of a large stag with the biggest antlers in the UK. People have been very cross about it!

    You can read about it here:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ad-Giant-red-stag-gunned-legally-antlers.html

    Anyway, I hope your uncle and cousin enjoy their time away, and have plenty to brag about without having to kill anything. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Of course they haven't seen any, their all here in Arkansas! We are over-run with them.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by