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“The Deer” — as good a title as any

January 5, 2010

Gunnar sent this along.  If Seinfeld could have a “Bizzaro-World,” then Gunnar is entitled to rubberneck in that, by now third-generation, Nordic stronghold.  To tell the truth, I’m not certain how I feel about this, whether to laugh or cry.  Gunnar tells it well, asks the good questions and makes the right points.  — JM

“The conversation at breakfast centered around The Deer.  Returning from a basketball game the Rushford-Peterson team bus wacked a buck. Not just a Bambi, it was a 22″ spread, 10 point, Lord of the Woods. Country boys being what they are, they loaded it on the bus.  There was some discussion at Nancy’s on whether they would have gutted it first. I thought not. The place where I differed from the other yayhoos was in terminology.  They insisted on referring to it as a “trophy buck”, “a real trophy”. Nay say I. My point was, that although it was a magnificent beast, it could not be considered a “trophy” unless the kill was intentional. And even then I doubt Boone & Crockett have a School Bus category.  In general I was shouted down. Eventually I gave up, finished my coffee, folded my paper and went to the bank, still maintaining an animal has to be hunted, and taken fairly, to be a trophy.”    –Neil “Gunnar” Berg

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 5, 2010 11:36 am

    Trophy or not, 280 pounds is one big white tail.

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