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Deer Hunt 2013

11.10.13

Whitetail Doe

I’m pretty sure I was a teen the last time I shot a deer. Long ago enough I don’t remember how old I was, but I remember why. And it’s not because I don’t like deer.

My thoughts on deer as a game meat or red meat in general were changed a few years back when I had a chance to take antelope [deemed best], calf moose [close behind], and mule deer doe [deemed barrel bottom, at the time] side to side, prepared the same way, aside friends-now-food-heavies

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10 Responses

  1. Chad says:

    Great story, Mister. So, we can assume there will be no deer face bacon?

  2. Chad Moss says:

    I’ll take that high five!
    Similar experience when I was a young guy. Happy to have found great friends to give me the confidence, skill and acceptance to bring this kind of food to my table. Thus far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hunting in Alberta, regardless of my success. Have only pity for the naysayers.

    Thanks for a great day Kev.

  3. Kevin says:

    Sheeler – absolutely correct.
    Moss – [hugs]

  4. Fantastic story – the evolution, the revolution and the epiphany.

    Digging your garage greens! I’m about to embark on the same adventure as my (unheated) greenhouse (with cold frames IN it), is nearing the end of it’s useful service in 2013. Brrrr….

  5. Tammy Deemer says:

    Exactly right. Well said, especially the part about the deer living a good life until the end.

  6. Sharon in Surrey says:

    I’m glad you tried again!! There’s nothing quite as tasty as a venison stew unless it’s venison broth. I’m NOT a hunter but I sure agree that the deer lives the best life!!

  7. Alan says:

    Sounds like a fun trip. Didn’t get to hunt this year, but my daughter comes in the other day and asks if I will take her turkey hunting in springtime. My wife looks at me and smiles. Time to look for some camo clothes for Christmas. Love your stuff keep up the good work.

  8. Deb Krause says:

    A well written piece, as always :)

  9. Kevin says:

    Thanks Deb. ;)

  10. Andrea says:

    So well written! Loved the point about life means taking life, whether you are a carnivore or a vegetarian/vegan. Shot and butchered one of our steers this year…one of the hardest things I’ve done but felt a moral obligation (seemed like passing the buck to always have someone else shoot the animal you’ve intentionally raised as meat). That was meat with heavy weight attached! Next fall is definitely deer year. You’ve encouraged me to get back walking the bush in the quiet and cold. Thanks Kevin.

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