I’ve discovered that hunting is just a fact of life up here. Like, the other day I was wandering through Walmart and saw two young boys not yet in their teens discussing the merits of different weapons. And it’s not hunting just for the sake of hunting – most people hunt to put food on their tables.
One evening after supper Brian looked at his watch and declared that we had plenty of time to go hunting for rabbits. We saw several deer along the way, but it isn’t deer-hunting season, and we were in search of rabbits (after all). I think he shot and killed three eventually – using an old gun with no scope – all of which ended up in the stew pot. Brian took along his bow and arrows too – just in case we came across any bears. Alas, we didn’t.
I’m sure that I will do more posts about shooting and hunting in the next few months. For now, here’s a little foretaste to get you prepared (or to drive you away from the blog before the serious stuff comes).