Deer

 

The Miwok people hunted deer for food (uwuuya; Elena McCauley, Nick Villa Sr. or Rose Darrow).  Meat was more relied upon during the winter months in aboriginal times.

 

The following accounts were gathered in 2021, funded through a grant from the First Nations Development Institute.  The excerpts are organized by subject matter as it relates to deer hunting.

 

Age Started Hunting

 

Dennis Hendricks talks about hunting for the first time

Faye Bell talks about her brother Bill Ward hunting at age of 12

 

 

Hunting Rules & Rituals

 

Dennis Hendricks talks about rituals before hunting

Dennis Hendricks talks about sharing the deer

Myra Hobart talks about hunting rituals of her grandfather William Walloupe

Myra Hobart talks about eating after killing a deer

Myra Hobart talks about wounding deer

 

 

Hunting Method

 

Dennis Hendricks talks about hunting season and methods

Dennis Hendricks talks about places his family hunted

Dennis Hendricks talks about hunting as a community

Myra Hobart talks about the hunting methods of her family

Faye Bell talks about her grandfather Frank Walloupe hunting (Part 1)

Faye Bell talks about her grandfather Frank Walloupe hunting (Part 2)

Faye Bell talks about her grandfather Frank Walloupe hunting (Part 3)

Faye Bell talks about her grandfather Frank Walloupe hunting (Part 4)

 

 

Packing the Deer

 

Dennis Hendricks describes packing the deer

Myra Hobart describes packing the deer

Glen Villa Sr. talks about packing the deer

Glen Villa Sr. talks about packing the guns while others pack the deer

 

 

Skinning the Deer

 

Dennis Hendricks talks about skinning the deer

Faye Bell talks about skinning the deer (Part 1)

Faye Bell talks about skinning the deer (Part 2)

Faye Bell talks about skinning the deer (Part 3)

Glen Villa Sr. talks about skinning and butchering the deer

 

 

Hunting Miscellaneous

 

Dennis Hendricks talks about drinking water when hunting

Glen Villa Sr. talks about getting a drink when hunting

Dennis Hendricks talks about seeing snakes and bears while hunting deer

Faye Bell talks about hunters showing off their kills

Faye Bell talks about a story of her brother Bill Ward hunting

Glen Villa Sr. talks about hunting in thick brush

Glen Villa Sr. talks about how another hunter was looking at them through his scope

Glen Villa Sr. tells story about hunting on a hot day and watching Uncle Joe (Joe Walloupe) go through the brush

Glen Villa Sr. tells story about hunting the wrong ridge

Glen Villa Sr. tells story about hunting in Stonyford with a Toyota Corolla

Glen Villa Sr. tells story about his brother (Don Villa) missing a deer