Difference of Opinion

My husband, for all intents and purposes was born and raised a hunter and a fisherman.  Something that I found out about him on our very first date.  It's actually something that I have grown to appreciate about his family.  His dad, his two brothers and his nephews all hunt and fish and lots of times they do it together.  It's a family thing.  I get it.  I dig it.

Seeing this bad boy in my backyard this morning was a thing of beauty and it's the gift that keeps on giving.

You see, never in my life, have I ever been so close to nature or it's creatures on a daily basis.  This is a very small portion of my backyard.  We moved into our new house in August of this year and it sits on five acres of beautiful land.   I can look out my windows at any time of the day or night and observe the wildlife.  It's breathtaking to me!  It's also breathtaking to my husband but for a different reason.  He's a hunter and a buck is a trophy to him and his boys......  But, NOT UP IN HERE!  

This is where we have a difference of opinion.   He tells me that it's necessary to thin out the deer population for many reasons.  None of which I will go into, but some of which can be read here.

So, they say that there are only two real options for slowing the growth of local deer populations: decrease the birth rate or increase the death rate.  I don't know about all of that, but what I DO know is "Standing, lying down, walking, feeding, running even for its life, it [deer] is always invincibly graceful, and adds beauty and animation to every landscape — a charming animal and a great credit to nature.”  - Robert Muir

Oh Deer!  


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