Confessions of a Hunter

By Andy Anderson

It is pretty normal for me to harvest several game animals a season and to go fishing to stock my freezers for an annual supply of food. I also stock other supplies to last us a few days should the power go out after a big storm or some other unforeseen act that would disrupt regular trips to the store for supplies.

I always found myself on the laughing end of people’s jokes about “hoarding” ammo, dry goods, fuel, generators, and having so many guns. I have security set up; I practice with my family about emergency drills and much more. I have honest conversations about the realities of the world we live in, that at any time, the things we enjoy today could be gone tomorrow.

Then here comes COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, a global pandemic that shut the country down. Shelter in place orders were given, loss of jobs and common toilet paper became a valued commodity.

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