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Deer carcases hang in the author's garage, awaiting to be butchered after a successful North Dakota deer opener in early November. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Open Season: While meat may be meat, venison is not just venison

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In my circles, seldom do I get a "hi" this time of year. And normally a talking standard, weather now rarely is a topic-starter - unless it's how the hunting has been affected by it.


No, more often than not, the first words out of someone's mouth are: "Did you get your buck?"

Which, if the answer is yes, the most appropriate follow-up question will be: "Nice one?"

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