I come from a deer hunting family. I went hunting with my Dad and learned from him how to walk quietly in the woods, how to properly place a shot and how to gut out a deer. My brothers are hunters too. Far Guy comes from a deer hunting family. Far Guy and I deer hunted together for many years. We loved being in the woods together...now we live in the woods and I hunt with my camera. (Less clean up!)
"Our Woods" sixty plus acres owned by my brothers and I are the hunting area. We live on the South part and my brothers live to the North. There are a number of good places to hunt here.
My sister in law "She who sees Robins first" is a hunter. She had real good luck yesterday morning and got a really nice buck.
She was just thrilled!
This deer's relatives decimated her small container gardens last summer.
My other baby brother and she who sees Robins first.
They will process their own deer meat. They are really fussy about fat and hair... the meat will be properly cared for and it will be canned. Canned venison is the best way to eat deer meat if you ask me. The flavor is wonderful and it is fork tender. I have a jar from them I have been hoarding...now I can open that one because they might share a new jar with us!
A fork buck was taken by my cousin's fiancee on the first day of the hunt. His first deer so he was real excited about that.
So our woods have yielded two deer this hunting season...I believe each hunter can take two deer this year. The hunt ends next Saturday....so there is still hope for my brothers to get their deer.
It is fun to see enthusiasm for hunting.
Photos are from facebook.