Lisa Trades a Canon for a ShotgunLisa and I spend a lot of time in the field chasing game. For years, I carried a shotgun to put meat on the table and she carried a Canon to put photos in our picture albums.
|Lisa hunting with her Canon camera |
and good friends Cam Rice and Goose.
Then, last February, Lisa said: "I think I'm ready to be a 'real' hunter now." So she purchased a sweet side by side at a local shop and had it fitted. When the snow melted, she learned to shoot clays out in the field...
and at the local trap and skeet club.
Over the summer, she studied for her hunter's safety test and in August passed it with a grade of 100% ! And then, just two days before the season opener, Lisa got her very first hunting licence at the age of REDACTED .
On the eve of opening day we went scouting. Near dusk, we found the perfect spot to hunt the next morning. There were tons of ducks and the Great Manitou gave us a sign that Lisa was in for a fantastic season.
And he was right.
|Soon enough, she shot her first mallard!|
|She cleaned it|
|And we paired it with the best wine in the house. |
It was delicious!
|And she also shot her first woodcock!|
|Mmmmmm.... pan seared timberdoodle |
with caramelized onion compote
on toasted rosemary focaccia
|And her first pheasant!|
|Roasted and served |
with basmati rice and roasted veggies.
And so it went. When Lisa was not at the table enjoying dishes like these:
|Snipe in broth and egg noodles|
|Pheasant soup with dumplings|
|Snipe legs on rosemary/fig/hazelnut crackers|
|Roast pheasant with spanakopita|
|Seared magret de canard (mallard breast) |
with cherry coulis, fingerling potatoes and agugula
|Our field lunches |
tend to be a bit simpler
She was in the field, forest and marsh hunting...
|Woodcock with Uma|
|Snipe and Sharptails with Henri|
|Ruffed grouse with Souris|
|Pheasants with Zeiss|
|Or just relaxing with the happy family.|
As they say: "the couple that hunts together stays together!"