Dear oh Deer!

by Steve Ray on December 7, 2010

image001Last week my son shot and butchered a deer on our land and we have been eating venison ever since. It took the family a day to skin, butcher and prepare the meat. Almost everyone was involved. My daughter-in-law had been reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter and how they had to hunt for their food on the frontier. How far we are from that today.

Anyway, here is a picture of my son Jesse skinning and preparing the meat in our garage.

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Great having a family!

The picture to the right was sent by Tim Staples. Reminds me of my grandkids. I thought it was pretty cute.

You have to click on the images to see them bigger or to read the little kid’s words.

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Billy Atwell December 8, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Oh the beauty of the backstrap. I’m a deer hunter as well. I love getting out in those woods and propping up next to a tree or following some tracks. There is something timeless about hunting that will never go away. It’s almost like a spiritual experience.

What kind of rifle do you hunt with?

I use a Remington 700 Mountain Rifle shooting a .280.

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