Watch out Bambi! Thousands of hunters are waking up at the crack of dawn, hiking deep into the frigid forest and waiting hours and hours just to get a glimpse—and hopefully a shot—at that big, beautiful 12-point buck.
Hunting season is a long-standing tradition in my family. Despite ‘hunting’ for weeks on end, I haven’t seen my father bring home a kill in years. Truth is he really just likes to sit by himself in the woods; you know, to reflect and what not.
Aside from getting the house to ourselves for a few weeks, the best part of hunting season—according to my mother and me—is the pizza.
Pizza? What does pizza have to do with hunting season!? Well, my dear old dad is the head chef in our home. He always says: “you girls are going to starve when I’m gone.” And he would be right, if it weren’t for our secret weapon: pizza.
Hunting season means mom and I get to eat pizza 4 days in a row without judgment. And we’re not the only ones: according to USAToday, pizza season begins in late October, right about the time hunting season starts—coincidence? I think not.
While our rough-and-tumble, burly men are slumped against trees, patiently waiting, hungry wives and children everywhere are hunting down daddy’s credit card and scouting their own great white buffalo…great white buffalo-chicken pizza that is.
The busiest days of pizza season are:
- Day before Thanksgiving ß definitely the starving wives of hunters
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- The Biggest Football Game of the Year (nudge, nudge…you know what I’m talking about)
So attention all you pizza restaurateurs: while the men are away—the wives and children will play. We hope you have all your dough, sauce and extra cheese ready; because our sites are set on your pizza. And please don’t be afraid to offer some crazy toppings during pizza season.
Personally, I wouldn’t mind a turkey and stuffing pizza around Thanksgiving—apple pie pizza has a lot of potential too.