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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Elizabethtown, Pa, USA
Re: What are some hunting,fish,trapping superstitions?
I was lucky enough to kill a buck the first hour on the first day I hunted deer. After the back slap'n and hand shake'n it was time to dress it out. Being 12 years old and my first deer I had no clue where to start so Dad(RIP)did the deed.
Back then we used to carry a piece of string with our license in the holder to tie the tag on, but I didn't have one. When I told Dad and "Unk" I forgot my string my uncle knelt down, whipped out his knife and hacked off about 6" of my boot lace and tied the tag on, "Now, don't forget it next time"!
The was 1960. Every tag since has been tied on with a piece of boot lace! When my son killed his first in '85 and my grandson last season the "boot lace" tradition continued!