This question is mostly for the Americans. How is hunting season dealt with in your workplace?
In general, if people have the vacation time, and their absence isn't going to muck up any important projects, I'm happy to have them take the time off.
Some small businesses here actually close completely on the first day of gun season.
What's it like where you are?
Because we do agricultural research and I manage huge tracts of land*, we have an organized hunt on our property each year. You can't do research if deer keep eating all your plots!
We gave over 2000lbs of venison to the local food bank in 2007.
It was one of my directs that found a way to pay for the deer processing, and I'm rather proud of her.
[size=7]*random monty python joke. I had to do it.[/size]