Deer seasons in Vermont proliferate.
Bow season, mostly,
with a modicum of luck,
Rifle Season, when snipers wait
in ambush, in the arms of mother maples,
eyes to telescopic sights effective
at a thousand yards;
discreetly gender-bent for Doe and Buck
distinctions only for the prey,
(who haven't got a prayer).
We add insult to injury with
Crossbow and Muzzle Loader Seasons,
for hunters with a flare for drama,
favorites of deer with a nose
for human history.
Every armchair marksman
has a deer-in-the-headlights story... Read more
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