In the Cabana family, crisp fall mornings are highly anticipated. Once deer season begins, Holly and her daughters, Kylie and Kendall, set off for an adventure of their own.
“Our kids absolutely love Covenant Ranch. They love spending quality time with immediate and extended family, and enjoy the freedom the land provides. We hunt, fish, ride 4 wheelers and snowmobiles, play family games, go for walks – just run around in nature. It’s pure freedom and time away from busy life.
Some people think of hunting as just cruel slaughtering of animals. But we hunt with the utmost of respect to the animals, and harvest our food in a humane way – putting in the time and energy and effort to make one perfect shot every time.
I am so proud of my kids. I feel like all of their hard work has paid off and they are successful in their goals. Most grown adults haven’t shot bucks that my kids have in only their first couple of years in hunting.
Really – get involved – don’t let it be up to your husband only or you’ll miss out on special family time and he and the kids will be gone a bunch because it takes an immense amount of time, energy, commitment and learning proper, effective methods of hunting.” -Holly Cabana
The Cabanas have been hunting on their property in Hudson, Michigan for the past 11 years. It’s a real family affair. The house is packed, young and old anxiously awaiting dawn. All rise before the sun, donning their warmest hunting gear, ready to settle into their stands. The ashes are still smouldering in the fire place from the night before. Quiet conversations hum in the kitchen as everyone scarfs down breakfast. And they’re off.
The morning is filled with nods and whispered instructions. The sun slowly pours over the edge of the horizon. All eyes are searching. Once a deer is spotted, the real work begins.
From generation to generation, hunters pass down their knowledge. It’s about quality time, enjoying the freedom the land has to offer, and respecting each animal and ounce of nature. If you have a hunting story like the Cabana family, share it with us at craftedincarhartt(at)carhartt.com.