When I first moved to Wisconsin more than a decade ago I had no idea what a major impact deer-hunting season had on the state’s economy. Frankly, aside from the obvious self-explanatory definition, I had no idea what the heck deer-hunting season was all about. Boy, was I in for a shocker when the season rolled around and as a rookie television reporter I was sent out to cover story, after story, after story on every conceivable deer hunting angle that existed. It was only then that I learned what a “deer hunter’s widow” was.
Similar to a “golf widow” a deer hunter’s widow is the wife of an avid hunter. A hunter that typically spends all nine days of the gun deer season, away from his wife and kids in a cabin up north trying to bag a buck. Long ago savvy marketers pounced on the concept behind the “deer hunter’s widow” and designed events that would keep her happy while her husband was gunning for venison. EUREKA! A new travel package was born.
If you happen to be a deer hunter’s widow and have still not solidified your plans for the “holiday” consider some of these seasonal offers that are only good for a limited time:
Deer Hunter’s Widow Package from Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
For an additional $39 per person on room rates that average about $70 “Deer Hunter’s Widows” will receive a basket with Papa Tiny’s gourmet caramel corn, Bavarian Inn Lodge bottled water, a fresh baked cookie, a large cappuccino or latte, a $20 dinner voucher for local restaurant, and a drink in the lounge or an ice cream sundae with a souvenir glow glass.
Deer Hunter’s Widow Scrapbooking Retreat from English Rose Inn, Montgomery Center, Vermont
This package includes 2 days and 2 nights at the Inn and the following:
· Two Deluxe Breakfasts
· Dinner on Saturday Night
· Scrapbooking Lessons
· Stamp Sets and Ink Colors available for your use
The Inn invites you to bring any current scrapbooking project you are working on and allows you to use their exclusive line of stamps and accessories to create unique, custom designs for cards, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin—Ladies Night Out
On Friday, November 17th (the eve of the deer season’s opening day) the entire downtown area is being turned over to “Deer Hunter’s Widows.” The first 200 ladies will receive a free tote bag and red carnation. “Deer Hunter’s Widows” will also receive featured salon services; complimentary treats; dinner, dessert and drink specials; in-store drawings and give-aways, special discounts and sales, wine tasting and chocolates, and there will be live music all evening. And the best part—the event is FREE.