Deer Hunting Flashback: A Classic 1950 Opening Day

Deer Hunting Flashback: A Classic 1950 Opening Day

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Opening Day was a celebratory affair, with bucks brought into town to be hung on the buck pole and stories exchanged about the hunts.

Deer hunting heritage runs deep for a Wisconsin hunting gang gathering on opening day to celebrate the arrival of another whitetail season.

Five-thirty a.m. It was 10 below zero and 6 inches of new snow had fallen the previous day. And it was the opening day of Wisconsin’s deer season. Pa was pounding on the stovepipe that thrust up through our upstairs bedroom, which was his way of waking my twin brothers and me. According to Pa, with the possible exception of Christmas, opening day of deer season was the most important day of the year….



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