Elk NetworkA Millennial Conversion to Hunting

General | February 8, 2019

Hunters come in all shapes, sizes and ages. While many grew up hunting, many from the younger generation are blazing their own trail. A couple recently profiled in the New York Times feature two millennials who felt a longing to acquire and prepare their own food. In fact, one of them is a chef.

They met at a restaurant where they both worked. Neither grew up hunting but now they seek and prepare goose, duck and deer. They even went on an elk hunt together in Kentucky.

“Taking an animal you intend to eat has so much more meaning than buying a steak on a plastic tray,” Wade Truong told the New York Times. “It should never be a small thing.”

Rachel Owen, Truong’s girlfriend, said they often get strange looks, especially from those their own age.

“Why is it weird that we eat wild meat?” Owen told the New York Times. “It’s the most human thing to do. I feel like if you’re going to eat meat at all, you have to be comfortable with hunting.”

Go here to read their story.

(Photo source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)