I was raised in a family of hunters. I can still remember my dad waking my brother at an unbelievable hour to head for the woods. They would buy snacks that were not normally found in the house, and make memories in the quiet early morning. My brother got his first deer at the age of 10-an 8 point buck. It was a big deal. I also remember my uncles, cousins, dad, and brother going hunting on Thanksgiving Day. I have memories of all of these orange hats coming across the hill, guns over their shoulders, smiling faces. So, why am I telling you all of this. I thought it would explain why I love to hunt so much. Oh, don't get too excited. It is a different type of hunting--bargain hunting. I would somehow like to believe that I have inherited this activity, and that it is connected to my roots. With this in mind, let me share some of my hunting techniques.
1. A license is not necessary.
2. The season is always "in."
3. You don't have to wear orange, but if it helps you identify with the clearance signs, go for it.
4. Carry your firearm properly-I like a shoulder purse.
5. Don't forget your ammunition-cash or card.
6. A hunting buddy should come along for safety reasons-they can keep you from getting lost in the purse aisle.
7. When you are smelling out a good deal, be aware of your surroundings. This will help you avoid running into other hunters.
8. Make sure there is room in your vehicle to carry your "big win" back home.
9. Follow hunting regulations-It must be drastically reduced and fit within your budget to be considered a real bargain.
10. When finished hunting, proudly bring home your treasure to show off to your loved ones, and display where everyone in the house is reminded of your "big hunt".
11. Talk about your hunting experience to other hunters, and compare stories.
12. Dream of the next time you can go hunting.
To be continued with pictures of bargains.