New York State has decided to allow a “Holiday Deer Hunt” (seriously).
Christmastime deer hunting – – seems like a great way to promote a the great outdoors
If you’re not a hunter,
a walk in the winter wonderland, a snowmobile jaunt, a cross-country ski trek – we have a new slogan:
“Not just Icy, Pretty Dicey!”
And “See Some Wildlife? Duck!”
And here’s an old Chuck Berry tune for the new festivity.
“RUN RUDOLPH RUN”
Billboard’s S’Hot 100, Number Six with a Bullet
Out of all the reindeers you know you are the mastermind
But run, run Rudolph, hunters ain’t too far behind
Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s gotta make it to town
Santa, wear an orange vest and you’d better keep your head well down.
Run, run Rudolph ’cause they’re loaded up and shootin’ all around
Said Santa to a boy child, “What have you been longin’ for?”
“All I want for Christmas is a semi-auto BAR.”
And then away went Rudolph whizzin’ like a shootin’ star
Run, run Rudolph, you’re called fair game in this town
Santa, make him hurry, we don’t want your sled shot down
Run, run Rudolph, I just heard a .30-06 round
Run, run Rudolph, the Grinch has got a compound
Santa, make him hurry, tell him we all got guns and beer,
Run, run Rudolph, I’m strappin’ on my bandolier.
Said Santa to a girl child, “What would please you most to get?”
“A little baby doll with crossbow or Barbie with a bayonet”
And then away went Rudolph, zippin’ up his Kevlar vest
‘Cause we leave the house without a rifle, we just feel undressed.
Run, run Rudolph, gotta make it to town
Santa, make him hurry, tell him he better stay in the mall
Run, run Rudolph we don’t want your antlers on the wall.
apologies to Chuck Berry
NY is not only allowing deer hunting until New Year’s, they’re also allowing hunting for a half-hour after sundown – – Rudolph, with your nose so bright, you’re sure to be in someone’s sights by night.
The old Xmas postcard is from the Library of Congress