What do you do while your family is out hunting?
A father and daughter look out over a small cut while the sun rises on the opening day of moose hunting season in the North Woods. Credit: John Holyoke / BDN

The sun has risen, and you wake up on a crisp November weekend morning after a restful night’s sleep. You turn over in bed and see that your spouse or partner is long gone. What’s more, the kids are nowhere to be found, either.

Hallelujah! They are all out hunting. And you have a whole morning and afternoon to do whatever you want. While they experience the freedom of the great outdoors, you get to experience another kind of freedom: hours of uninterrupted free time.

For those spouses, partners, parents and people who love hunters: what do you do while they’re out in the woods, tracking deer? Or, at other times of the year, moose, turkey, bear — whatever gets them out of the house.

Let us know in the form below — or in the comments, by emailing huntingsubmissions@bangordailynews.com or texting ​​207-990-8221 — about what you like to do when you’re on your own during hunting season. We’ll print the best responses in a follow-up story.

Happy hunting!

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.