It’s the night before the night before Christmas and all through the Dave Cave the gear has been stowed away ready for the next outing. I was thinking that it being this close to Christmas it would be awesome to tell you a story that ties hunting and Christmas together. Before I say anymore, you have to promise not to tell my dad that I am telling you. Even after all of these years, he’s still a little salty about it but everyone else in my family loves the story.
When I was much younger, not old enough to have my driver’s license yet, my brothers and I pulled off a caper that gets brought up during Christmas gatherings to this day. It all started with my mom’s Christmas decorations. It was tradition that every year all decorations had to be up by Dec. 2, which is my grandmother’s birthday. My mom’s collection of decorations included a sleigh and two reindeer that were cut out of particle board. One year the decorating started off innocently enough until someone came up with the brilliant idea of taking one of the reindeer behind the