September 26, 2012
Poll: Are You a Bad-Ass Deer Hunter? (And Should Bestul Grow a Beard?)
By Dave Hurteau
Anyone who watches outdoor TV knows this already, but for those who don’t, I’ll spell it out for you: Bad-Ass Deer Hunters (BADH) wear goatees.
And it’s not just TV guys. Look at Brantley. Seriously, look at him. This guy kills everything that steps within 40 yards. (Warning: Don’t step within 40 yards of Brantley.) And he fulfills the other key BADH requirement of living in either the Midwest or the South—or in his case, being from Kentucky, both. He can wear the full goatee with pride.
I can’t, of course. Being from New York—and not killing big enough deer—I can only get away with half a goatee. And that’s a stretch. But lets talk about Bestul. Bestul should be F&S’s original, resident BADH in the modern sense. This Minnesotan has killed more deer than I’ll ever see, and he has a pair of gross bow Booners on his wall. And yet, he sports the lone stache—something only Tom Selleck has really, truly pulled off since the late 80s.
I took the liberty to give Bestul some chin whiskers. See what you think.
And now for our poll questions.