Hunting Season

     You may remember this one from last year, but now that the hunting season is here again, it “triggered”  a reminder for me… Don’t go into the woods right now, and it also reminded me of a song that I don’t know the title of or the artist, or for that matter the rest of the lyrics, but what I do remember is this….”If you go into the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise…” I’d be curious to see if anyone of you would be able to fill in the blanks for me?

Have a little fun with this, but there is also a “sobering” message in there as well.

Take your Tuesday in stride,


The Boys From Peterborough, ay.

Like a human in the headlights?

Hunting Season

The bear and the moose,

out in the loose,

are running today,

for their lives.

So too are the deer,

for the hunters are here,

for food or escape,

from their wives.

And they run for good reason,

for they are in season,

but safe now, the duck,

and the goose.

Yet, the old and wise owl,

has suggested those fowl,

learn from the bear,

and the moose.

For their hunters will come,

for food or just fun,

and in a duck blind,

then they’ll hide.

And quack with a whistle,

then fire their missiles,

when the flock overhead,

it is spied.

But, now back to the land,

where, in a tree stand,

the hunter, he sits,

and he waits.

For something to move,

on paws or on hooves,

whichever will come,

by the fates.

But, the hunter should know,

that wherever you go,

there’s a fool sitting,

not far away.

And with booze and a gun,

 since ahead of the sun,

nothing is safe,

there today!

But, the moose and the bear,

they know, that they’re there,

and along with the deer,

they stay low.

And, it’s but once a year,

or they run out of beer,

but sooner or later,

they’ll go.

So the bear and the moose,

and the hunters are loose,

and are fearing today,

for their lives.

So too, are the deer,

knowing that fear,

with no telling, just who,

will survive.


 Jack Downing

Oct. 2011


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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