January 6, 2012

The Thrill of the Hunt


We cannot but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected." --Henry David Thoreau

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Mr. G is out hunting this weekend hoping to fill the rest of our freezer with elk.  Before I met Mr. G I was never around guns and never understood hunting.  I know this topic is controversial to some, but through the years I have realized and understood the beauty of the hunt.  My boys have been, and will continue to be raised around guns.  They will learn respect for these tools and the animals that they hunt.  They will learn how to field dress an animal as well as bring it back to the kitchen and cook it.  I really can see no greater activity for a family then to be out breathing in the fresh mountain air, learning a skill that has been around since the dawn of time, and seeing exactly where their food comes from.  Wish Mr. G luck because I am dying to try to try this Moroccan Elk Stew recipe from my new favorite book Girl Hunter

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Isn’t Colorado beautiful?  Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in a place like this.  These photos are from our numerous visits to the high country. Even though I have lived here for 12 years the mountains still take my breath away.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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5 comments:

  1. it is so beautiful there! i live in an area where plenty of people hunt. i walk in the mornings by an area people hunt off of (don't worry- they don't shoot at the road!). my brother in law hunts and the family eats the meat. i tried venison once and i was nauseous the entire time because i couldn't get images of sweet deer out of my head. i know they run rampant. but i just can't do it. but i also don't eat pork or beef, so it's not like it's a stretch for me! i have no problem with other people doing it and eating it, but i just can't.

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  2. I know how you feel Cassie! I was a veggie for years. I am going to start hunting more with the boys, but my husband knows that I can handle bird hunting much more then elk or deer. My view is that if I am going to eat it I should know where it comes from. Killing a chicken/game fowl is also pretty gruesome, but I would rather do it then some huge disgusting chicken slaughter house. One that note :) have a great weekend. I think I will do some light decorating post next....change it up a bit :)

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  3. Nice to find another Colorado blogger. Found your site from Drew's and look forward to more of your posts. Yes, Colorado is a breath taking state and we're so lucky to live here. Those photos must be around Rocky Mountain Natl. Park?

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  4. By the way, I would like to follow you by email or RSS, is there a way to do that?

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  5. Lea Ann,
    Thanks for stopping by! The pictures were from Grand Lake...one of my favorite spots in Colorado. I just started this blog right before Christmas so it is still a work in progress. I am not sure if you can follow me by email or rss yet. Pathetic, I know but I am still teaching myself how to do all of this :) If you friend Throwback Road on facebook I link my most recent post as soon as it hits the web...I will work on trying to figure out how to follow by email or rss. Have a great weekend!

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