Some Nurses Are Dreaming Of A Whitetail Deer Hunting Trip
In an article in Hunting & Deer Journal, one nurse discusses some of the whitetail deer hunting opportunities in the Smoky Mountains National Forest. This article refers to a dream that she had about going whitetail hunting with her husband on that famous mountaintop. As it turns out, the dream turned into reality. The article indicates that the hunting was such a pleasurable experience that the couple went on a three-day excursion and brought along their children. While there were some challenges associated with the trip, such as being required to wear very sensitive “soup” uniforms which were soggy, the kids had a good time. Although no food was allowed inside the cabin, they ate all they could catch.
Apparently, some nurses are dreaming of a whitetail deer hunting trip because of the benefits they receive from their patients. From a bedside perspective, the idea is that the patient will have a chance to get closer to the animals, allowing for better observation. Moreover, some hunters say that seeing the whitetails up close can help the hunter learn more about the habits of the animals. Some studies also indicate that seeing a whitetail deer in the great outdoors can assist people who suffer from visual impairment. Although seeing only an image of an animal is not considered a positive seeing experience, seeing it in real life may be more beneficial than viewing it on a screen in a digital or computer monitor.
In an interview with KPRC2 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Steve Shanks, owner of Silo Creek Country Club in Dallas/Fort Worth discussed the dream he had shared with some other hunters. He indicated that he sees whitetail deer hunting as a way to share the land with wildlife and make friends along the way. “I’m always looking for new people to hunt with,” he said. However, he also went on to point out some drawbacks to taking his group out hunting. For example, some areas do not allow hunting during certain times of the year, such as early morning or late at night.