24 September 2007

Duck season! Rabbit season!

It's duck hunting season in Wisconsin. I'm right with everyone in supporting the right to bear arms, but being in the middle of the playing field is a bit unnerving!! We were at the cabin over the weekend and could tell it was the season opener because you could hear guns going off in the not-too-distant distance. Fortunately, our cabin is fairly removed from the action, but you can still hear the shooting.

Hard to feel comfortable having the kids outside. Ya just don't get this in the city!

It seems that EVERYONE in the area was out hunting. My father-in-law used to be a big hunter and my sister-in-law and her husband are also big hunter/fisher people. For all the shooting I did as a kid, I never went hunting. Just wasn't for me.

I just wish someone could get the Canadian Geese that pooped all over our yard this summer!!

It's good to be home ;}


ELMER: (Tiptoeing through the forest) Shhhhhh! Be vewy, vewy quiet . . . I'm hunting wabbits, heh-heh-heh.
ELMER: Oh boy!! Wabbit twacks!!
DAFFY: Oh, Buggsy . . . Buggsy pal! There's a friend here to see you!!
DAFFY: Thurvival of the fittest! . . . and besides . . . it's fun!!
BUGS: Did someone knock?
BUGS: (slightly perturbed) Eh . . . what's up, Doc?
ELMER: Now I got you . . . you wabbit!! Heh-heh-heh . . .
BUGS: (Bites . . . crunch, crunch, crunch) (Mouth full) Say, Doc (chew, chew), are you tryin' to get yourself in trouble with the law? This ain't wabbit-huntin' season . . .
ELMER: It's not!?!
BUGS: No! It's duck-huntin' season!!
DAFFY: That, sir, is an inmitigated frabication!! It's wabbit season!!
BUGS: Duck Season!
DAFFY: Wabbit season!!
BUGS: Duck season!!
DAFFY: Wabbit season!!
BUGS: Duck season!!
DAFFY: Wabbit season!!
BUGS: Wabbit season!!
DAFFY: Duck season!!
BUGS: Wabbit season!!
DAFFY: I say it's duck season and I say Fire!! (Elmer fires. Daffy's bill is blown askew.)
DAFFY: Hmmmmm . . .
DAFFY: Let's try that again!!
BUGS: Okay . . .
DAFFY: I'll start it this time!
BUGS: R-right.
DAFFY: Wabbit season!
BUGS: Duck season.
DAFFY: Wabbit season!
BUGS: Wabbit season.
DAFFY: Duck season. Fire!!! (Elmer again fires, displacing Daffy's bill)
DAFFY: (Grimly) Okay . . . This time you start it!
BUGS: Whatever you say . . .
BUGS: W . . . abbit.
DAFFY: Duck! Fire!! (This time Daffy's head and bill are upside down)
DAFFY: Whatha matter . . . Everythingth upside down . . .
DAFFY: Can't make headth or tailth of thingth . . .
ELMER: Hey, you!! Come back here!!! (Tries gun only a click)
ELMER: Well, whaddaya know ... no more buwwets!


:o) said...

We were in northern Wi and heard lots of guns firing. Not a comforting sound.

Anonymous said...

In Utah, it's also hunting season. I'm praying for you and your family to stay safe! Liked the Elmer and Daffy exchange--LOL!

gemoftheocean said...

Don't forget to wear bright orange, yellow when outside in these circumstances. Most hunters are very careful in identifying targets, and a rule is to make sure what's BEHIND the target too - but it doesn't hurt to wear bright colors even when you're not hunting yourself.