Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bring On Your Steeenkin' Army!

Noted by a Twin Cities priest and re-posted by Badger:

[During the 2010 WI deer-hunting season, t]here were over 600,000 hunters. Allow me to restate that number. Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world -– more men under arms than Iran; more than France and Germany combined -– deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay. But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. Michigan ‘s 700,000 hunters have now returned home. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia , and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

Heh.

7 comments:

Neo-Con Tastic said...

*chills*

Paul - Berry Laker said...

Another good reason to

BUY MORE AMMO!

Anonymous said...

They would be the poorest equipped army with deer rifles only, wouldn't they? They would need tanks, missiles, and other weapons to be an EFFECTIVE army.

John Foust said...

No, Anonymous, this is like fantasy football.

Somehow they'll need to schedule the battles around the Packer games, too.

Dad29 said...

Anony, you make a fatal assumption: that the Armed Forces, who have all that big-boom stuff, will be following illicit commands.

Tim Morrissey said...

Not exactly a "well-regulated militia", but my money's on the deer hunters.

John Foust said...

It's all part and parcel of the "Wolverines!" fantasy.