Hunting Today

Warning: If you're a vegetarian or have any animal-rights-activist leanings, you may not appreciate this post. But it's my blog, and this is my life, and I'm going to talk about it - no nasty comments please, you're not going to change my mind, and I don't expect to change yours. Just so long as we're clear.

As you read this, I will be on top of a mountain, searching the landscape for some deer.

Those of you who have been following for a while will know that I hunt. My family has always hunted, and I grew up with it. It's in my blood. It's wonderful to just get out into the fresh air and enjoy the Lord's creation, and one way my family does that is by hunting.

We hunt because we enjoy it, we love the outdoors and wildlife, and we're conservationists - hunting is a huge part of conservation.

Another large reason why we hunt is because we live off the meat all year long. I don't ever buy ground beef or steaks from the store - if we eat a dish that calls for beef, we use elk or deer meat instead. I can't tell you how much money it saves, plus the meat is lean and organic - can't get much healthier, really. Derek and I are really hoping to contribute some meat to the family freezer this year.

So, as I lug my sluggish pregnant body up the hill, I'll be shivering in the crisp air, feeling the wind on my face, and enjoying the time with my hubby. And hopefully being successful in my venture.

If you're so inclined, pray for a blessed hunt for me, whether I get something or not. Thank you. If I get any good pictures, I'll do a recap post like I did last year.

P.S. If you're curious, here are more posts on hunting: Memories With Dad and Fun Time, No Buck.
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Jessica said...

I don't hunt myself, but my father-in-law is an avid hunter, and sometimes we reap the benefits of his hunting adventures. Just a week ago, my mother-in-law came in with 8 pounds of ground deer meat for our freezer. So I definitely don't have anything bad to say about you and your hunting :-) I am just too much of a wuss to try it myself. Haha!

Brittney Galloway said...

Ooh, I hope you have a wonderful day out and that your hunt is successful!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Did you like Krew's "Li'l Hunter" hat and his lifetime hunting license??? I thought of you when he got them. I was like, hmmm, my friends are all going to think this is weird. And then I was like, but not Callie!!!

Gail said...

WOW! You're a hunting girl! Hard core!!! And pregnant too. This is something I've never heard before - a pregnant deer hunter. We need a photo!
Hope it's fun and successful for you!!

Melanie said...

Wow Callie..had no idea you hunted!! Its a way of life for many here where I live at too..and like you can't beat the lean, organic meat from a deer (I've never tried elk but would LOVE to!)! Just be careful and take care of you and that baby!! I hope Damon can get a deer this year..he hasnt gotten one since 2004..TOO LONG!

Amber said...

Have fun! I hope you get something this year!

Kelley said...

i love that the animals that you hunt are your meat supply all year!

ladyfelicity said...

Hello! I came from Hope Road. The disclaimer at the beginning of this post made me smile because I'm a vegetarian and I don't think I COULD hunt and kill and butcher an animal, BUT ... one reason why I'm a vegetarian is because of the wastefulness of the meat industry. I think it's so neat that you hunt the meat you need and eat it all year round. Since God DOES allow us to eat meat in His word, I think this is the way He intended us to eat it somehow - in line with His command for us to have dominion over the world and the animals. Enjoy your meat!

What a serious comment! I hope that's okay! :)

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