Call of the wild...And eating it.
by, 10-30-2012 at 12:57 PM (516 Views)
I love watching the squirrels prepare for winter. Running around everywhere , hunting and eating acorns. Fattening up for the lean months to come.They are adorable.
So, you would think I should have a twinge of guilt for thinking things like," Ummm, buddy I could hook you up in some gravy... But, I don't.
Call it, stalk it, hook it . Whatever it takes to obtain it. I have no qualms with eating wild game. Come on. How much more organic can it get? Gater tail, fish, rabbit, deer, frog legs and wild hog. Just a few named there. It's good and it saves us money.
Here's what I don't like. Waste. ( Ahhh, but you knew that didn't you) It tears me up to see a beautifull Buck rotting in the woods with no rack. A cooler of fish ruined. The beauty of life destroyed for nothing. I hate needless suffering. Even if it's the bait. Wy leave the rest of the worms in the sun to die? At least throw them to the fish. At the very least.
Most hunter's love to hunt. And most are willing to give stuff away. If you know someone who is often in the woods, mention it to them. Offer them something in return. Shells, gas money, A home cooked meal or pie.
Eating wild game is one of the best ways to streatch a dollar and eat healthy.
And in our area it is a family activity. It is very common to see Mom and Dad along with the kid's of all ages, in camo, heading for the woods.
My pastor said it best I think. " God created animals and woods in the beginning. No malls."
Do you eat wild game?
Or are you a little squimish about it. If yes, what bothers you?
If you do eat wild game, what's most common in your area?
Do you hunt? If so, do you share your kills? If you share, what percentage would you estimate that you give away.
And what percentage to you estimate get's thrown away. ( Head, hoofs ec.)
I'll be thinking about next weeks blog and let you know what I come up with. Untill then, save money and be content.