Deer hunting on November 19…and is a cold one. The wind is blowing 15-20mph and it is currently 29 degrees…
The “Shocking Discovery” this morning was waking up to a bone chilling 29 degrees and 10-15mph. Just yesterday it was in the high 50’s and the day before that was right at 80 for a high and 60’s for the lows. Huge difference!
Many things I love about deer hunting. One is that harvesting a deer with my bow is a huge adrenaline rush. Two is that I am also freezer filling at the same time. Theee is taking my grandchildren with me to learn about hunting, being safe, having fun, learning about survival tactics and also how we eat what we shoot.
On this very brisk Nov 19 am I am sitting here with my oldest granddaughter Breanna enjoying her company, but also just enjoying the beautiful day that we have been blessed with by God.
There is nothing like deer hunting with grandchildren. It use to be my daughters and now it’s my grandchildren. Where has the time gone? As I look over at Breanna I remember what seemed yesterday and she was sitting in this stand in between me and my daughter Kari at 3yrs old. Now what seemed like yesterday is in fact 9yrs later and she is almost a teenager. Wow!
Deer hunting is amazing and rewarding to me. I get to do what I love to do, but at the same time I can fill up our freezer with very healthy lean meat for us to eat. To me you eat what you hunt and shoot and not shoot it and leave it lay like many people do.
Deer Hunting Rules:
- Always be safe
- Always be considerate of other hunters
- Know your surroundings
- Be legal and have your proper tags
- Be prepared for weather change and have warm weather as well as cold weather gear to switch out.
- Have a plan in case you get lost
- Carry a first aid kid
- Carry water bottles with you and some protein snacks.
- Keep your knife sharp and clean
- Have rubber gloves in your backpack for field dressing your deer.
- If you are in heavy brush, wear protective eye wear.
- Wear safety orange when gun deer hunting.
- Have a good compact set of binoculars for checking over your deer before shooting.
- Carry some bathroom tissue with you just in case of bathroom breaks…lol.
Of course for deer hunting I could keep on going with this list, but this should give you some ideas unless you are already a seasoned hunter, then you’ve already got this figured out.
Snacks for deer hunting:
- Deer sausage
- Deer jerky
- Protein bars
- Granola bars
- Trail mix
- Fiber One bars
- Turkey or chicken sandwich
- Don’t forget the water
Above is just a few of the snacks and food you can take deer hunting with you to keep your belly satisfied and to keep you energized while sitting for long period of times…
Make sure you are drinking water and not sofa pop. Water also helps satisfy a growling belly…to a certain extent. Eat and drink healthy and really enjoy your time in the woods while deer hunting. If possible, take a child with you so they can start experiencing the great outdoors and learn about deer hunting.
Have fun and enjoy your deer hunting and the great outdoors. Be grateful for each day God gives you!
Always do your best,
…and Breanna. 🙂