Gene Boyd is 73 and lived in the Baltimore area from 1956 to 2004. A deer hunter who called Garrett County his favorite spot, Boyd asks: Years ago, white-tailed deer season for firearms started on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was changed to Saturday, the story goes, because wives complained that their husbands were going hunting rather than spending the holiday at home. Can you tell me when this change took place?
Outdoors Girl searched the Sun archives and asked veteran hunters if they could recall a Friday opening day, to no avail. She asked Bob Beyer, the institutional memory of DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Program, who said the agency has no record of it ever starting on a Friday. Can anybody out there with a better memory than Beyer and me solve this mystery?