What is a Hipster? According to the Bing Dictionary
Hipster – somebody up-to-date: somebody conversant with fashions in music, clothes, food and social attitudes…
No one has ever accused charlie of any of the above. Until now at least in the food area. It is certainly no secret that charlie is an avid hunter and he hunts for many reasons chief among them – Food. All hunters have known that wild game is the ultimate organic, low fat, high protein food. Plus it’s down right satisfying to be involved in the process from the death of the animal to its presentation on the plate.
All of sudden I am seeing articles about the wholesomeness of hunting for food. Such as these–
Attention, Hipsters: Hunting Is the New Beekeeping, So Get on That. Here’s a take away quote
The adoption of hunting as a hobby by those who bear zero resemblance to the cast of Duck Dynasty continues! When last we checked in, it was women taking up their rifles in the hopes of bringing home the venison. Now it’s food-supply-conscious, authenticity-seeking urbanites—i.e., hipsters.
Hot new craze among cool, with-it ladies: killing animals and eating their flesh for nourishment.
For truly free-range meat, some say they prefer the woods to the grocery store.
Hipsters are going hunting. They’ve already got the plaid shirts and deer antlers. Hunting is the next step.
The aesthetics of hunting have been hot for some time: lumberjack shirts and hunting caps as fashion, taxidermy and deer antlers as decor. All that was missing was the hunting. Now, a growing number of people who don’t fit the typical hunter profile are turning to the activity. Killing wild animals to procure your own meat is, after all, a natural next step for locavore types who’ve been growing vegetables, keeping backyard chickens and fermenting their own kombucha.
When you hunt your own game to make Canada goose prosciutto, as Drake Larsen of Iowa did a few Wednesdays ago after work, you have the ultimate alternative to the factory-raised meats typically found in the grocery cooler. “We never buy a package of ground beef. Ever,” said Larsen, who recently finished grad school and works by day at an organization promoting sustainable agriculture.
When I first read the definition of hipster I thought well I only have the food part down, but according to Maclean’s longtime outdoors folks have been well ahead of the curve with the plaid shirts, caps, antlers and social attitude.
Welcome to all the new hunters and enjoy your new way of life.