Sunday, November 26, 2006

8 Point Buck



Here is Alan's first deer. As you can see he is a very proud boy. I am glad for the meat as we have been out of beef and pork for ages. Although many turn pale at the idea of killing deer, I can find no objection to hunting as we do it. Because we work hard to maintain the land, pay the taxes, and grow crops for them to feed upon the deer have a place to live and raise young...and they do, with many fawns born here each year. If we didn't do what we do to sustain this place as a working farm it would be developed virtually instantly. We are surrounded by towns and housing developments on all sides and have a prime location with village water available. What would the deer do then?

Once every year or so we take one deer and use it for our own food. It is as reasonable as the hunting that was done here by Native Americans who also liked to eat wild meat. I think the deer get a pretty fair shake from us. Besides I like venison.

6 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

I'd rather see them die this way and be put to good use than hit by cars along the highway and left like garbage.

Your son must be proud - quite a big first!

threecollie said...

Thanks laura....he is delighted!

Floridacracker said...

Well said and wow, what a deer.
I know he's bustin' with pride.

threecollie said...

He is indeed, thanks FC

Rebz said...

Oh! Here's the picture, my bad. WOW! What a great deer. Ask your son if he would be okay with me posting this on my husband's hunting and fishing blog. He is really good writer and I think it would be of interest to the readers of that blog.
www.hooked-up.blogspot.com

threecollie said...

Joce, he says it would be fine