The second week of deer camp.

Bad news for the mitten state: Deer hunting is in decline in Michigan, perhaps the sport’s world capital.

And why? The usual reasons: Enthusiasts are aging, and they’re not being followed by their children, who’d rather pursue other interests, to wit, “soccer, computers, skate-boarding, music.”

But before deer hunting fades into the sunset, this seems a good a time as any to Google the lyrics to Da Yoopers’ greatest hit, eh?

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8 responses to “The second week of deer camp.”

  1. deb said on November 12, 2003 at 4:43 pm

    if michigan’s the unofficial deer-hunting capital, wisconsin has to be a close second. deer-hunting is about as close to religion as you can get in these parts, unless of course you’re a packer fan, and then the two are in a dead heat. deer and packers, i mean.

    kids take off school to go hunting with dad. wives and girlfriends plan shopping trips, stock up on chick flicks and go out on the town. the local indian bingo emporium has booked the chippendale dancers for the lonely widows’ first weekend alone. the commercial shows a woman gleefully booting hubby out the door with all his blaze orange memorabilia, then whooping it up in front of a stage, waving a fistful of dollar bills.

    i love this season.

    by the way, as hunting songs go, we’re partial hereabouts to bananas at large’s rap satire, “da turdy point buck.”

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  2. Connie said on November 12, 2003 at 4:47 pm

    My favorite yoopers song goes something like this: 15 yoopers in a pontoon boat, fishing for Moby Dick. My wife she thinks I’m working, My boss he thinks I’m sick…..

    My husband’s favorite yooper song starts out I know it’s getting late, I know we had a date, Lucille… from there on I prefer not to repeat. But you know, when you catch your little kid singing the diarrhea song to herself, you know there has been too much bad Yoopers music going on in your home.

    Deer hunting is such a Michigan tradition. In my memories of long ago high school days all the guys are gone for a few days at the beginning of deer season.

    My husband remembers his very young years – pre-bridge- visiting his aunt in Cheboygan and seeing the miles and miles and miles of hunters in their cars, backed up waiting to get on the ferry to cross the straits.

    I’ve lived in Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota. In Michigan it’s first day of deer season. In Minnesota it’s first day of fishing season. In Indiana, well who knows, maybe basketball?


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  3. deb said on November 12, 2003 at 5:26 pm

    who was that idiot who referred to blaze orange “memorabilia”? it’s “regalia,” moron.

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  4. Bob said on November 12, 2003 at 8:27 pm

    I spent a little time in a factory in Shelbyville about 25 years ago. Businesses and schools there had contingency plans to cope with high absenteeism on the opening day of squirrel season.

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  5. Melissa said on November 13, 2003 at 3:31 am

    You guys have opened up a whole new world of music to me. How can I ever thank you enough for introducing me to Da Yoopers?

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  6. trever said on August 28, 2005 at 2:42 pm

    where can i get lyrics for da thirty point buck

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  7. Outdoors Television Online said on November 3, 2005 at 2:29 pm

    In South Georgia Most Teachers do not have tests during the first week of deer season because they know students will be absent. But they also let out school for the local ‘Tractor Expo’

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  8. Timbo said on December 10, 2005 at 2:25 am

    Its a great redneck song, we play it right along with our christmas music!!!

    You can download the song from limewire… takes about a minute.

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