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Wild Game
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Harvesting Values for Hunting

At Small Green Corn, men are handed back responsibilities. The Big Green Corn will have meat for the people.

Deer meat changes its flavour during the rut and after it has suffered.

To conserve, remember to leave the last pair so it will return next year.

Always track down a wounded animal, never let it suffer.

First deer goes to the longhouse to ensure the good of the people over the individual.

Give thanks before and after the kill to let the animal know it will live on through you.

Only take deer after their coats have changed from red to brown.

Smoke all your hunting equipment (trap, gun, clothes) so the animal won’t catch the scent (metal, human).

Men drank (spring/fall root) to cleanse themselves before hunting season.

Men got together to discuss where and how to hunt. Hunting is also a social event for men.

Hunting ends at the new moon, five days before Mid-Winter Ceremonies.

Never feed deer meat to the dogs. Out of respect, not to waste the meat.

Male deer spotted with white and female deer striped with white over her back shall never be killed.


Harvesting Values for Fishing

Spring spearing begins after the ice breaks from the rivers and streams.

During the spawn, mix the eggs (to fertilize) on shore (in a bucket) then place back into the water.

You may reintroduce the fish (eggs) back into spawning waters where those types of fish’s numbers have been depleted.

When spearing, try to approach the fish from directly above and behind.

When spearing, try to use small barbs (no barbs is best), so not to tear the fish meat.

Women should never touch the spearing equipment during her moon.

When fishing, try not to handle the fish too much if you do not intend to keep the fish.

Respect fish as a food and not for sport.