The Wednesday night church service happened to fall on the last day of hunting season. When the pastor asked his congregation if anyone had bagged a deer this year, no one raised their hand.

Puzzled, the pastor said, "I don't understand. Many of the wives stated that their husbands were missing last Sunday because of hunting season. To help in your hunting quest, I asked the congregation to pray for your deer."

"It sure worked," groaned one hunter, "they're all safe!"