Anyone else SO over hunting season? *hunting widows unite!*

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@PoppyH:  I hear ya… but just think of the awesome meat he will be bringing home 🙂

Post # 4
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The season is fast approaching here too. DH is deer hunting this weekend..which isn’t too bad. It’s when pheasant season opens that he goes missing for weeks. haha

I really enjoy hunting as well, but with a LO, I don’t get to go as much. At least I’ll have lots of yummy game to eat!

…and maybe the break away from him isn’t that bad after all? lol

Post # 6
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013


“Most days I truly love and appreciate my husband, other days I know that I have a shovel and some land. Try me.”

I’m totally getting this printed up on a t shirt girl!!!

mine is deer season. And the real bonus is, dh has saved up almost allllllllllll his vacation time so he can travel 5 hours away to hunt on family land. I’ve not so gently reminded him he best keep a tab on those vacation hours to have plenty enough leftover to spend on US time, especially around the holidays! 

I guess for me the trade off is, I’m not a Sports widow. Most of my girlfriends husbands are absolute FANATICAL FREAKS in all things football and basketball, and that would drive me insane!!!


Post # 8
2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well we are obviouslyin a diferent part of the country than OP. The big deal here is deer season and FH has already taken off two weeks to hunt deer! He does hunt turkey, squirrel and rabbits too. I do not mind as I prefer game meat over store-bought and it is a more humane way of obtaining meat so I feel good about that.

Post # 9
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@PoppyH:  wow, that is a long time! 

My dad used to be like that. Some critter was ALWAYS in season in some part of the region! Seems I recall, my mom would usually wait until right around the first “dull” period, and book a nice holiday with her girlfriends, leaving my dad to tend house for awhile 😉 

Post # 10
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Heh… I’m a wildlife biologist and about 99.9% of my coworkers are passionate hunters.  It is a deeply ingrained practice to avoid scheduling major meetings during any of the popular hunting seasons. If it can’t be avoided, you have to make sure to hold the events in parts of the state with good hunting so folks can at least make a trip out of it!  

Honestly, I’m used to it.  My hometown’s school district all but closed down the schools during gun deer season, because they knew the majority of students would be absent anyway.  

Also – I freaked out a little when you mentioned a prairie chicken season.  They’re listed as threatened in my state and you definitely can’t hunt them here!

Post # 11
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

🙁 My SO is currently a few hours away for bow season. (Trying to get a monster bull elk) Although I knew about how stoked he was since last year so it wasn’t a big surprise. He convinced me to get an elk tag for rifle season so I’ll get to join him later. Honestly the elk meat is delicious and I’d much rather he be outside hiking around in the fresh air than sitting on a couch with chicken wings watching football. Plus I’m soooo busy at the moment so it kind of worked out ok. 

But I understand that it’s rough having him away. My SO was away for 2 weeks helping with the fire and then again with some other national guard stuff right before hunting season so he’s been gone AGES it feels like. At least now it’s only a few days at a time between his irregular work gigs and I do see him. Unfortunately he’s also keen on getting a wolf (big overpopulation problem here) so he’ll probably be hunting into January. Lol

Annnnnd I’m looking forward to elk and grouse and deer snack sticks to eat all year! Especially since SO is one heck of a grill-master. Nothing like elk tenderloin as a christmas eve dinner. OMG!

Post # 12
1229 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

@PoppyH: “Most days I truly love and appreciate my husband, other days I know that I have a shovel and some land. Try me.” i legit LOL-ed. My husband isn’t into hunting but i can relate to this about other things 🙂

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