The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has a $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more.
A total of six deer may be harvested in eastern and southeastern Ohio’s Zone C (38 counties) through the week long gun season. The antlerless deer permit will be valid for deer-gun week only in Zone C.
Deer Gun Season is the second holiday of November here in southern Ohio. This is the week of the year that I eschew outside workouts. After living here for years now, I don’t really feel that safe on the roads around here.
So, my week of indoor workouts:
Monday: Day off. OR, I may do some incline walking on the treadmill.
Tuesday: Visit the YMCA, figure out how to use the rowing machine. Run some miles on their treadmill, and use the Stair Master.
Wednesday: My day off this week from work. Usually a long outside run. I think I will revisit the YMCA again, use their treadmill/elliptical and Stair Master for a two hour work out.
Thursday: Treadmill run at home.
Friday: Scheduled day off from running
Saturday: Long Run…what does that mean on the treadmill?
Sunday: Again, improvised work out.
And there is a provision to the workouts this week: They may, at any time, get superceded by the need to harvest deer. If all works out, I will be cleaning and wrapping deer for the freezer.
Last year, I cut and cleaned deer three days in a row. Tedious yes, but when you like to eat very healthy (and cheaply when you kill deer on your own property, thereby needing no permit) hunting supercedes workouts.