A Day in the Woods.

I hunt. I go out into the woods with a firearm because I am looking to put venison on my table. Do I need the meat? No. I like the meat. I use what I harvest; all of it. I have a great Venison Sauerbraten recipe that I have served on Christmas Eve at our family gatherings, for the last 40 years.

Why do I hunt? I get ask this question quite often. I did not grow up in a “hunting” family. Yes, I knew people that hunted; I even had some great uncles on my father’s side of the family that went deer hunting, but I was never a part of that. I was brought up as a fisherman. My grandparents on my father’s side had a place in the Thousand Islands, and when I was young we would spend many weekends chasing bass, pike, perch and sunfish around Goose Bay and the St. Lawrence.