We live in a very wooded area and last year, discovered that we have a deer stand 10 feet from our property line. The reason for that deer stand, we learned, is not to watch deer - but to hunt deer. Several of our neighbors have bows and have told us that yes, they most definitely hunt during deer season. Not only to help keep the population at bay - but because they enjoy venison.
The children's reading comprehension is definitely improving, so they are frequently trying to "sound out" the words that they see in the world around them. Earlier this week, we saw this sign posted on a tree in a local park. After we read the sign, together, the children asked, "Mom, what does 'Deer Management Activity' mean?"
It also means that whenever we go outside for the next three months, we'll need to wear our bright yellow coats and flashing beacon hats.