I've been on BB going on 7 years now and every year we get to recycle a handful of seasonal topics, beat them half to death and then move on to other things like alcohol consuming long-haired men singing CCM while card playing. Now every Fall, nestled between supporting our Vets and the over-commercialism of Black Friday, there is a thread about the senseless slaughter of innocent fur-bearing creatures that answer to Bambi. This year? Nope, nada, nothing. I'm disappointed. A few years back someone inferred I was blood-thirsty seeing I could buy USDA certified meat at the store and didn't have to put fox urine on my boots to get it. He went on to insinuate that I hunted for the sport and derived too much pleasure from hiding in trees and shooting a high-powered rifle. Well, he had me there. Putting a bullet into something the size of a softball from 250 yards will do that sometimes. My buddy and I went to camp last weekend and got the cabin ready. The rifle is sighted, the bunks are all made and the stands are all cleared. Come Saturday morning, while y'all are snug in your beds, I'll be sitting in a tree doing my part keeping that deer off the hood of your new car. I leave for camp mid-day Friday. Spare me the disappointment and somebody - anybody - say something before it's too late and we'll have to start talking about Christmas trees and Santa Claus.