- Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:57 am
I still like to hunt, stalk them, or even sit in a blind. Hanging out in camp is fun, sitting around a fire. But, I try to let someone else shoot them, my kids or a friend. My wife isn't a big lover of whitetail flesh, but she likes Axis venison so I'll harvest one of those occasionally.
I still get excited for my kids when they shoot a deer and make a good shot. Or anyone else that I know. For me, pulling the trigger is getting harder. It's that saying "I'm not mad at them anymore".
I think it's true. I still can kill a few fish, the whole family loves fresh fish, so that's a motivator.
Seems like most of my friends around my age (50's) feel more or less the same as I do about the killing part. One friend's whole family loves venison so he'll shoot a deer (within the law) any chance he gets. I can't ever see becoming one of those folks that gets mad or gives someone a hard time about hunting or harvesting animals responsibly. Those folks had better be a card carrying vegan without a speck of leather around or they'll probably get more from me than they can ever dish out.