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bosco mctavitch
I'm a Yuppie. OK, well at least a MAauppie (middle aged now instead of young).

Not only do I admit it, I've been working for years to get to that label. I left my dirt farming, Appalachian roots and now have the finance job, a Volvo and a big gas guzzling SUV with a sunroof, leather seats and movie theater, 2 kids in soccer and karate, a retriever, a house in the burbs, a 4 acre lot to build the new McMansion once the markets settle, snappy upland dud, and a safe full of O/U's and SxS's.

I'm proud of it all because I got it with my own two hands. I put myself through college and grad school, I stopped saying youns and crick and warsh, I learned how to dress to fit in at the NYC client meetings, I can now play golf and tennis (sort of). I took art history and lierature classes in college. I learned to eat stuff I used to call garden pests and bait.

Just because I have red neck tendencies and family in jail doesn't mean I'm not a MAuppie.

There's a country song in there somewhere.

...And if you would choose to listen to it more than once, you cannot call yourself a Yuppie.

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lee sykes
Real men don't care.

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bosco mctavitch
Lee, that's been hashed over already.  But, is it possible to be a yuppie hunter and a real man at the same time?  I don't want to have to choose which I am...and I want to be both.

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Roost em 1st

Hmmm, what is this?

I'm just not sure.

Would this guy hunt with a yuppie?

For Pat, Mr. I don't give a ****

Susie007.jpg

Maybe I am a yuppie because I drive a 2wd truck and own a retriever. I wear Brooks Brothers boxers, will absolutely wear a turtleneck when it's cold,

but then I don't eat ribs with utensils, I do carry duck tape to fix **** with, am mad at TSC for destroying the smaller feed stores, chew tobacco, know how to run limb lines and trot lines, skin and process my own deer

but I shoot sxs'

my deer rifle is homemade

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bosco mctavitch
Hmmm, what is this?

I'm just not sure.

Would this guy hunt with a yuppie?

Susie007.jpg

C'mon, would he HUNT with one?  He IS one--he's got designer camo on and a $1000 gun for cripes sake!

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Roost em 1st

Good points Dave. He rents a trailer, owns no property, drives a beat up Yukon, hunts about everyday allowable, scouts many more, and as Pat can attest too, He "don't give a ****."

He'll eat out of his freezer and save money for a big game trip.

but then again, he drinks red wine and whiskey, and spout off at the bar like so many yuppies I have seen.,

maybe he and I are redneck yuppies?

oh, and anyone notice he is sleeeping while we ride down the river....happens after day 36 of chasing ducks from 3am to noon...

Lee summed up what was already hashed(I guess, honestly I haven't wasted the time reading this).

I never thought to think a yuppie was a hunter or visaversa. There are weekend wonders who get out once a season on the opener, and there are those who squirm out of daily occupations to hunt. I've met some hi rollers in places that hunt just as hard as anyone. I've met some new hunters with the look in their eye. I never bothered to ask if their boots were Russells or them fancy french rubber boots or hand me down red wings...

if I hunt with yuppies, its because they share the same thought about birds, dogs, deer, and ducks that I do...the best part of huntin, is being out there.

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bosco mctavitch

Sounds good to me, Wyatt.  How's this one--a well-used photo of my little brother:

imitation sorels from the feed store

handmedown milsurplus wool pants

homemade gaiters

Handmedown wool shirt

home-knit wool cap

Kinko's from the hardware store

The mossenberger 500 that was my first gun, handed down to my bro

deer vest purchased at the middlesex general store, Middlesex,  VT for 3.99

On the other hand...My "performance lab" with a designer orange vest.  I'm a yuppie hunter, my kid brother is a real man :down:

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lee sykes
Lee, that's been hashed over already.  But, is it possible to be a yuppie hunter and a real man at the same time?  I don't want to have to choose which I am...and I want to be both.

Of course it's possible to be a yuppie hunter and a real man at the same time.  All you have to do is not care.

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Hunshatt
Is it possible to be a yuppie hunter and a real man at the same time?  

Dave, I just sent a email to kathi to find out..... She said yes it is, and it'd be ok with her , long as I get my chores done and diners ready when she gets home tonight:down:  :down:

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Matt Crawford

All you have to do is not care.

Apathy is my middle name.

If you care.

Not that I give a **** if you do.

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mshowman

All the guys I hunt with are yuppies.

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calgaryrookie

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oh never mind. Too late

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Longrifle
There's a country song in there somewhere.

And if you listen to it backwards you lose all the trappings of society life and end up back in the sticks, shooting an old Win Model 12 that you keep in the back seat, driving a Chevy Nova Custom SS, wearing work boots, faded jeans, flannel shirt with the sleeves rolled up over a white t shirt, smoking Camel Lights and drinking Genessee by a farm pond while trying to impress a curvy young farm girl because at least you have a job.

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calgaryrookie
I dunno... I listened to some campaign talk and learned that if you have a university degree, you're an elitist AND a yuppie. If you hunt too, it's only to cover it up or compensate.  :p

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calgaryrookie
Hell, there ain't no way I'm a yuppie.

The fact that I sometimes hunt with a 142 year old English shotgun and drive a Subaru Forester is irrelevant.

Hell, I'm a South Carolina redneck.  I like single malt Scotch a whole lot, but it can't hold a candle to good old southern stomp (aka 'shine - sold by the mason jar).

Scotch and english guns.... maybe. That pipe's a dead give-away though. I bet he has a tweed number with elbow patches he wears when he reads Ulysses.... hold on... READING! There's another dead-give-away!  :<img src=:'>

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