Feed Stores, livestock auctions, Sat. night at the Grange ( square dancing, animal husbandry, hunting, fishing, some spooning ( few here will understand "spooning", but thats o.k.) horseshoe's ( does anybody play horseshoes anymore ? ), and of course everybody who can play a musical instrument, did. and a little home made adult beverages.Hunting forums were the local lumberyard or hardware store. The language was more colorful but name calling was dealt with on the spot.
Sounds like the good Ol days of hunting might have passed but the good Ol days of marriage aren’t over for you. That’s a good woman you’ve got now.The Good Ol' Days? Yes and no.
Then: When I picked up my archery buck tag, I could even buy an archery bull tag for about $15. Good.
I was married to a woman who would blow a tampax if I wanted to buy some gear, or be gone for more than a weekend. Not so good.
Now: I competed with thousands of basement dwellers (" Tell me where your honey hole is because I'm lazy and clueless ") for an archery bull tag in four states and came up empty.
And I just spent $563 for an OTC spike tag in Utah. Not so good.
I'm now married to a woman who gets pleasure seeing to my pleasure. She's even offered me two guided elk hunts at her expense. All she asks is if I'm going to be gone for a month is if she can join me for the time I'm in the nearest town doing laundry and cleaning up. Not only good, but great days.