The middle of October marks the beginning of the great annual hunt in many states across the nation. Hunters everywhere are gearing up to hit the hills in search of the trophy. Depending on which sex you are – the trophy may be a deer or elk, or your trophy may be a male stripper and a shopping bargain.
From Washington, Oregon, and Nevada to Minnesota, Michigan, and Maine, retailers, restaurants, hotels, casinos, nightclubs, spas, and vacation resorts are all planning one of the biggest selling seasons of the year: Deer Widows Weekend. Whether you are tripping on testosterone or exploding with estrogen, there are plenty of bargains from state to state being offered for the big trophy hunt.
How Big Is Hunting Season?
According to a national survey conducted by the U.S. Fish amp; Wildlife Service, 13 million people or 5% of the U.S. population aged 16 and older, hunted in 2006. They spent an average of 18 days in pursuit of the hunted over 228 days of the season.
Hunters spent $20.6 billion in 2006 on equipment, 200 million trips, and other items. During 2001-2006, expenditures for hunting equipment rose 3% and expenditures on hunting trips rose 13%. There was a 30% drop in expenditures for expensive items like trucks and cabins.
Not all men load the backpacks and grab the tents headed for the woods in pursuit of antlers. Some men prefer to use Deer Widows Weekend to hunt wild animals of the female sex – and of the human race. Rick, a promotions official at the Rainbow Casino in Wendover, Nevada says it is one of their busiest weekends, but there are just as many men there as there are Deer Widows.
What is an Untamed Deer Widow to Do?
The male sex should not have all the fun hauling off the kids in search of the big buck during hunting season. The female sex has plenty of wild and wooly options for boosting the economy during Deer Widows Weekend. It is never smart for women to reveal what they actually spend on luxuries and shopping, but rest assured, the Deer Widows will give the Buck Boys a run for their money this hunting season.
If you Google “Deer Widows Weekend”, some of the more popular events being planned across the nation for the girls-gone-wild Deer Widows from October through January are:
Deer Widows can hunt (AND FIND!) male strippers; poor buck hunters may not be so lucky finding their trophy 🙂
Deer Widows can spend the day at the spa with special discounts and planned events.
Deer Widows can shop with up to 80% discounts on merchandise.
Deer Widows can attend special classes for jewelry making, quilting, scrapbooking, cooking, and more.
Deer Widows can go to fashion shows.
Deer Widows can attend the opera.
Deer Widows can have a catered sleepover with the girls.
Deer Widows can drink for half price at the beach club – ALL weekend.
Deer Widows can host a slumber party at the local vacation resort .
Deer Widows can enter a slot tournament at their favorite casino.
Deer Widows can take a driving tour around local tourist attractions with discounts at every stop.
Deer Widows can indulge in lavish dining experiences at special group rates.
Deer Widows can collect antiques during a Deer Widow Weekend special shopping tour.