Into the Fall

Posted On Sep 7 2013 by

The President of the Old Doe Hunters Association enjoys a good September stroll. He’ll often carry his shotgun with him, may even remember shells. But mostly he just likes to gauge the season. “You can tell what kind of winter it’s going to be if you pay attention to the first days of fall,” he’ll say. He hasn’t accurately predicted a winter in the 46 years I’ve known him, but I assume he’ll get better with practice. It is a bit of a rite, this sniffing of the September air. Even as a boy, standing at the bus stop, hoping …