Twitter is the new Cheers for whitetail deer hunters. Well, to me it is anyways.
If you’re of age, you probably have a local neighborhood hangout where you & your friends typically gather. Whether you go there after work or just on weekends, this is where you relax, let loose and just talk about the things you care most about.
This was idea behind Cheers, a television show from the 80′s and 90′s, which I grew up watching. Friends and strangers would gather around the bar and just talk about their day.
I have experienced similar things on Twitter. With the rise of social networks, many these gatherings and conversations have moved online. Whitetail deer hunters are gathering, almost religiously, everyday and night on Twitter and talking about deer hunting. I’m one of them and I love it.
Why do we all do it? Don’t we have anything better to do? These are very valid questions yet the answer in my mind, seems so complex. Without writing a novel, I believe it all boils down to passion. We are all extremely passionate about deer hunting. We are also open to meeting new people. Sharing stories. Learning from each other. Belonging to something larger than ourselves.
The deer hunters I have met on Twitter have become in many instances, my very good friends. Some of you may be thinking, how that could be especially since I have yet to meet the majority of these folks in person. Our love for deer hunting and the great outdoors creates a common bond. This makes it quite easy to relate.
So if you’re reading this, chances are you love deer hunting too. If you’re not on Twitter yet, join. It’s free. Search for the following keywords to meet new friends – deerhunting, bowhunting, deer hunting, archery, guns, bow hunting, whitetails and any other outdoor related keyword. You’ll see the conversations. Say hi. Join the conversations. No one will bite. Unless you’re a turd. You can find me @huntography. I look forward to meeting you online and face to face one day.
Season 2 of Huntography, Getting Social with America’s Whitetail Deer Hunters, would not be possible if it wasn’t for the great folks I met over the last year on Twitter.
Can’t wait to give them all a hug when I meet them face to face.
Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows
You wanna go where people know,
people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows
PS – Even though I had most of this post saved as a draft, this post was partially inspired by my friend David March aka @bigbrother010 who was hit by a drunk driver last Friday. He’s coming home today, 9/1, and what amazed me was that even though he was hurt and in the hospital, besides being back with his family at home, which is of the utmost importance, he just wanted to go deer hunting and get back on twitter to talk with all of us.
Hi, I'm Rudy and I'm Filming America's Whitetail Deer and Elk Bow Hunters, One at a time. You could be in our next documentary hunting film. Email me to learn more.