We've all done it; something that seemed like such a good idea at the time and then, in hindsight, was just plain silly. Reading the news yesterday though I've got to wonder if Marcel Fournier of Vermont should get some kind of award for extreme bad ideas. You see Marcel is a hunter but he doesn't believe in playing by the rules. The rules were no killing of anterless deer (does) and no hunting at night. This guy bagged himself a deer (at night) but then went on to use bolts and epoxy to attach a 10-point antler rack to the head of the doe. The game warden figured it out when the antlers felt loose. I guess the bolts and glue weren't as visible as one might think.
This hunter was sentenced to 10 days in jail and won't qualify for a state hunting, fishing or trapping licence for at least three years. I'm thinking they should've gone a step further. Out here there's a restaurant called Montana's Cookhouse . When it's your birthday you get to wear a moose head hat while everyone in the place sings happy birthday. In the name of entertaining your kids on your own special day, I admit to wearing the moose head. I think Marcel Fournier should've been sentenced to wear the moose hat for a year wearing a t-shirt that says "I bolted antlers to the head of a deer".
Speaking of birthdays ... well kind of... how did you celebrate your last special day?