Tate had hoped to hunt this fall, but we missed the cut-off for hunter safety classes, so no license this year. (Oops. Bad mom.) It probably didn't help that Grampa Grasshopper recently had a very successful caribou hunt up in northern Quebec. (Yes, you're allowed two.) We're enjoying the benefits of that :D
But, while Tate can't hunt this year, he can go along with Grampa Grasshopper and watch and learn. And when Grampa called Wednesday morning to see if Tate could get free from school it only took a second to say, "YES!" Here they are, setting off, Wednesday afternoon, looking for deer.
No luck this time, but maybe next time.... ?
(And for any of you squeamish about hunters shooting the cute wild animals... You can be a vegetarian if you like, but we're not. Wild animals are leaner and healthier and hormone-free. And if you think about it, shooting them is much more humane than either the way farm animals usually die, or the wild animals die in the wild. They starve. They freeze. Or they're prey.)