Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Deerslayer: Joining the Club

Sweet success!  I got my first deer yesterday, a doe.  Ask me, and I'll be glad to tell you the story.  Next year, I'm going for that buck!

I will say this, though, the hard part came after the kill!

I am grateful for all of my friends who have helped me join the ranks of deerslayers-and to my very wife and kids who are very excited that Daddy got one this year.


WOW! How gross, but yummy! Good for you Matt!


You're right, Loo!

It is gross.

On Saturday, we'll find out how yummy it is.

Grandpa Mitchell would have been proud of you. He fed his family with deer meat through many a winter.
Aunt Susie

Doe a deer, a female deer
Now, it's sizzles on the grille
Buck, a deer with antlers sharp
Matt, moves in to make the kill

Fa, Buck better start to run
Bang, the firing of the gun
Oof, the dragging has begun
Buck won't ever chase another doe, doe, doe...

I'll have that one running through my head for days now!

[And further proof that Jeff S. has too much time on his hands...]

You are a hypocrite. If Jesus were here, he would be opposed to this. Killing the Lord's creation for your own pleasure is wrong.


Thanks for your note. Obviously, we disagree and will probably continue to disagree.

I don't know if it helps you to hear that I don't just hunt for sport but also to provide meat for my family (Gen 9:1-3) and to help control the population and manage the environment (Gen 1:26-28).

My friend Steve has recently written a short article on how "green" most hunters are: http://everydayhunter.blogspot.com/2012/08/hunters-are-green.html. I thought it was a helpful thing to read. I do love God's creation.

My guess is that we will continue to disagree, but I respect your opinion. It is important to follow our consciences. At this point, mine is clear.


-Matt Mitchell


Not to beat a dead horse, but I just read this article by another pastor/hunter friend, Zeke Pipher, and I thought it fit in with what we're talking about.