Can you believe that when Jason and I started dating I was anti hunting? Like, extremely anti hunting. I even went through a week long "vegetarian" phase in middle school where I lived on canned vegetarian chili. That didn't last long. #supernutritious #badidea
Then, as I was introduced to hunting by going out scouting with Jason I began to understand where our meat comes from, the work involved in hunting, and the appreciation for our world/nature that comes out of hunting. My hatred of hunting became a feeling of disgust towards the meat industry.
I still believe hunting can be excessive, irresponsible, and not done for the right reasons. For our family though, it is our lifeline.
We don't buy meat at the store, with the exception of special occasions.
We save on our grocery bill.
We don't support an industry that tortures animals.
We eat the healthiest meat available to man.
And we are able to do that because of the hard work and dedication of Jason and his brothers.
And if you don't think hunting is hard work, or that it's just for fun and to kill something- you try getting up at 4 AM for days, being out all morning, coming home to parent/help/pack for CA, going back out in the afternoon, then packing 1000 pound animal up, and processing all that meat.
This is by far the biggest animal Jason has ever harvested and holy cow, it's crazy.
It's the size of a cow and will feed our entire family+some friends (@caitie_may
ground elk for you 💜) for a year.
The heart is dinner Wednesday night, and there is no waste.
Great job @jpcollver
I love that I feel confident in the food we feed our family because of your dedication.