As most of you no doubt know deer hunting requires some degree of stealth. First, given the time of year, it’s frequently cold, especially early in the morning, so layers are in order. Since you want to be as unobtrusive as possible, most hunters go with one flavor of camo or another. Finally, to make sure that prize buck doesn’t bolt after catching a whiff of your Old Spice on the breeze, plenty of would-be Bambi killers douse themselves in scents like doe urine to mask their natural manly musk. Ricky Dale Rector, however, takes a more minimalist approach when on the lookout for venison . . .
As thesmokinggun.com details,
Police were dispatched Saturday afternoon to the 57-year-old Rector’s South Carolina residence in response to a 911 call about “a man in his underwear sitting on his porch with a long-gun.”
When a cop arrived at the home in Woodruff (pop. 4090), Rector was wearing only a “light blue pair of thong underwear,” according to a police report. After ordering Rector off his porch, the officer retrieved the unloaded rifle and a cartridge from a nearby table.
As you might expect, the county mounties were curious as to what Rector was up to in his banana hammock with a rifle.
“Ricky was asked why he was in his underwear and sitting on the porch with a rifle. He stated he was looking for deer,” the cop reported.
While disturbing, there’s nothing illegal about sitting on your own porch with your own rifle in your own thong. The question that went unanswered in the story, though, was whether or not Rector eventually got his deer. If not, would substituting a thong in a Realtree pattern rather than the blue one have improved his chances? It’s hard to say. Your thoughts?