Hunting is something most people consider a solitary exercise… Not with the Sparke family! We have 4 kids who don’t want to miss out on anything. So we all went out camping in our bush to go early morning hunting.


We started with a big camp oven roast by the creek, then set up swags around a fire in a cleared area the kids are now affectionately referring to as ‘the hunting ground’.

mum camps

It was a clear beautiful evening, and then a still morning and a slight mist – perfect!

Trying to keep kids quiet was the hardest thing – but they were quiet enough for us to come across a small herd of fallow deer, and we took one.

We were lucky enough to have chefs visit the afternoon we were butchering! They cam to pick plums but got venison too. Thanks James and Nicola of biota!


Every piece of this lovely doe was enjoyed. The hide is tanning. The dogs got a shin bone each, and even our yabbies enjoyed the remnants of cheeks!

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