We’re two days away from the biggest non-federal, unofficial holiday in the Upper Peninsula, the firearm deer season. During this two week hunting season you’ll find towns a little less populated as everyone heads to the woods and their deer camps to take down the big ol’ buck. Because this year’s opener is during the weekend, it’s not affecting the area schools. When Nov. 15th falls on a weekday, many of the schools are closed because too many kids are gone hunting with their families. Also, many folks take the two weeks off from work so you’ll find businesses closed or operating a little shorthanded. Towards the end of the season, it’s always interesting seeing the creative ways people from down below (live in the Lower Peninsula) tie their harvested deer to their vehicles. Seeing a small Ford Escort with a monster buck on the roof is quite the sight!
Unlike last year, it looks like we’re going to be snow-free for the opener. (A little snow on the ground usually makes it a little more fun and it’s good for tracking.) The forecast for next week looks about the same, too.
Below is a classic song by the Da Yoopers, Second Week of Deer Camp. A good parody of what deer camp is like the U.P. Enjoy!
Please e-mail us your deer photos and we’ll post them!