Do Good

At Hunters for Good, our supporters experience that thrill of “doing good” because they are combining the sport they love with this desire to do good unto others. And those who hunt with us – our buddies and our family – they get to join us in doing good long after hunting season is over.

For those of us who are parents, we love to see our kids do something good, like give a homeless person some coins or donate a jacket and then watch how they physically react when they take that simple step of reaching out in love to another person. Like that first roller coaster they ride, as soon as the ride is over, they run back to get in line to do it again because something that much fun has to be experienced over and over again.

When you think about it, this country not only did the same thing, we made a holiday out of the act: Thanksgiving! That Thursday every year demonstrates the basis of our charity. We are thankful for the food God provides and we want to share it to help others be lifted up and to preserve the life we have been given.

This great country of ours was founded on the basis of lending a hand and making sure no one is left behind. Proof of this is in the Mayflower Compact, which was signed and ratified before anyone stepped on this land. Our forefathers declared they would “solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one another, combine ourselves together into a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation”. If we sort through all that language of their time, we find they expressly wanted to preserve this idea of freedom and growth for everyone, not just themselves. Those settlers signed an agreement to assure that they would not forget the direction in which they wanted their lives to be transformed.

When it comes down to it, doing good is a thrill, a life transformation. Every time you help Hunters for Good, you are feeding someone that high-protein venison you know is good for them. When you combine your hunting season with us, doing good is something you want to do over and over again. And we are carrying on the tradition our very country was built upon, which makes everyone feel better.

The “Giving” Season

Less than 30 days left to “giving” season
Of course some just call it deer season, which starts 30 minutes before sunrise on November 1.

And it is one of the best times of the year for us hunters. And you know, it could mean a lot more to all of North Texas if you make Hunters for Good a part of your hunting season. This is the time of year we can physically help those people in North Texas who have food insecurity.

Every fall, I remember my high school coach would make everyone run a mile, or four laps on the track at school. The first lap was difficult because I knew we had three more to go after we finished the first time around. Then it started getting easier because I knew the end was coming soon. When I rounded the third lap and started on the fourth, sure I was tired but I was also proud of my accomplishment and enjoyed every step I took.

I believe the same can be said about our calendar year. The first part of the year is maybe a little bit more difficult but then as I round September, I can see the final lap and I’m proud that I’ve made it this far.

This, my favorite part of the year, is the final lap and it’s also the beginning of the “giving” season for Hunters For Good. Our main focus is to reduce hunger by providing no-cost venison processing for hunters who wish to donate game to Hunters for Good. Once processed, that high-protein venison is put to work by providing for those people who find themselves in desperate times. With past inventory of donated venison from generous hunters, HFG provided lots of meat to local homeless shelters and they know exactly how to fix it: venison spaghetti, venison chili, you name it. And that is a lot of good protein for some people that don’t get enough of that.

So this month when you start to smell the chill in the air and the kids dress up like superheroes and princesses and you begin to think about taking a trip out to your blind, maybe you want to share some of what you bag. So we can all benefit and finish the last lap a little more full.

Happy hunting and even happier giving!