|My wife and I with our small bucks
|My dad and his deer after we got back to the truck
I was taught that the reason we hunt is to help provide for our families. We enjoy the sport and enjoy the comradery, and we don't feel guilty hunting or shooting any animal because we know it does not go to waste. I often hear people express feelings about deer management and what a "shooter" buck is or is not... I share the story of my wife, my dad, and myself not to rub it in anyone's face that I disagree, but more as a conversation starter wondering what peoples thoughts are about these three experiences and our decision to take the deer we did. I am not mad when people do not agree with me, but I am interested in their thoughts. These deer have all been cut up and packaged personally by my family and we enjoy eating the venison as often as we can.