Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  G M (Jerry) Roberts, iMark Lichterman, iAlan Cook, iJeanne Miller, iKarl Morgan, iDerek Flower, iSandi Schraut, i

  Home > Humor > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Esteban Pina

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Stories
· Blog
· 15 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2007

Esteban Pina, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Road Goes Ever On - A Christian Journey through The Lord
by Ann Frailey

What makes Tolkien's heroes so great and his villains so terrible? How do we rise to hero status or fall into corruption?..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Went hunting one day and I shot a chicken
By Esteban Pina
Friday, February 15, 2008

Rated "PG" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Esteban Pina
· City of hope
· Hopes Dreams Reality PROLOGUE
· Hopes Dreams Reality Chap. 1
           >> View all 8

A story about a man who never hunted deer and learns not to.







Dateline January 13, 2005 – Free Lance Correspondent Stefano Martino


As a free-lance reporter I love to travel whenever and where ever a story arouses my curiosity. After spending some time in Colorado I’m on my way to Alabama.


January 14 – DAY ONE – Temperature 30 degrees F.

The setting is near Birmingham in the proud state of Alabama. At least that’s where my plane landed yesterday afternoon, now I haven’t a clue as to where I am.  

Presently I’m inside a tent in the middle of some unknown forest in western Alabama tapping laptop keys with gloves on. Its early evening and the temperature’s about thirty-five degrees, considered warm by locals.

My excuse for being in nature’s cooler is to gather information for an article on white tail deer hunting, and at the same time fulfill a stupid romantic decision to experience the great outdoors. During research I must have overdosed on those glossy hunting magazines. They awakened dormant macho instincts which in turn created warm and cozy fantasies of a roaring fireplace inside a cozy cabin. I still wonder how I fell into a trap full of illusions. Blind to harsh cold reality, I didn’t know how really cold it was going to be.

My research merely divulged statistics. The white tail deer-hunting season in Alabama is from Nov. 20 to Jan. 31, 2005 and about the same for 2006. The bow and arrow crowd gets first crack at the beasts with an October 15th head start. I’m guessing the reason for the four week difference is to allow the bow slingers time to adjust their skills, otherwise a lot of angry gun wielders with arrows stuck in their backsides is liable to create an unpleasant situation, like a small war?

To date there are over 210,000 hunters armed with firearms stalking a herd of deer estimated at 1.75 million, unarmed except for antlers. Cold weather is supposed to provide ideal conditions to hunt the defenseless prowling animals.

Hunters are allowed to take down one buck with antlers per day. Makes sense, how many can one person carry. Statistics for the 2001 - 2002 season shows over 410,000 deer “taken down” of which 376,000 encountered firearms. Others faced arrows, and possibly pick up trucks. Meaning over a million deer never showed up or outsmarted hunters. But on a serious note, I take pride in mentioning most of the venison is ground and packaged for distribution to the poor.


Festus, a six-four highly recommended hunter, arrived at the motel around five thirty this morning. His presence and huge form made me think I was having a nightmare. Sporting a dirty brown Stetson hat over a rugged unshaved weather beaten face, his hunting attire resembled clothing taken off a homeless person. His face seemed familiar, like that of a sea scarred shrimp boat captain I once interviewed. A weather ravaged three-quarter length leather jacket gives the impression he’s accustomed to sleeping on the ground but the worn out jeans held up by a belt with a shiny silver buckle compliment his appearance.

When I groggily introduced myself as Stefano, he shuffled a pair of old cowboy boots backwards, and grunted with a heavy southern accent, “Stay-fan-o, what kind o’ name’s that?”

I ignored the response but it definitely raised my concern level a notch.


Excerpt from my book titled FIVE UNUSUAL STORIES on sale at AD Bookstore. 










Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Humor Stories
1. Better Late Than Never. ...
2. Top 10 Things to Avoid Doing…Now and Forev
3. Nude-Night-Naughty 6
4. A Reluctant Father Christmas
5. She Told Me To Do It
6. Big Bird & the fish pond
7. The DMV Funnies
8. Pride
9. Duped-Net: Undercover Blues
10. A Man and His Dog

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road by Diana Estill

Fifty-five hilarious tales that'll make you want to keep your partner, claim your kin, and hug your dog...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

The Dead Winter Mountain Murders by Mark Sutton

They say that Stephen Hartley is one of the United Kingdom's worst serial killers... perhaps... but he's definitely the most nerdy...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.