Miranda Lambert became famous with Nashville Star and became one of the biggest names in country music. The singer has had a highly decorated career that has spanned years, and while her talent is always the center of attention when her name is mentioned, Lambert is gifted in another area as well.
The country music artist used her hunting skills to kill a deer and donated it to the NRA’s Hunters for the Hungry.
Miranda Lambert eats whatever she hunts
Lambert grew up in rural Texas in an environment where hunting was a requirement of life. She told Field and Stream in 2008 that she loves hunting because it gives her a chance to “recharge” and clear her mind. “When I’m out in the woods, I don’t have to be Miranda Lambert. I can just be Miranda,” she said.
The singer told the outlet that her first kill was an 8-point buck, which she killed with a .243 bolt action in 2004. She said that while she enjoys hunting with guns, she loves using bows and arrows to take down her prey. “I absolutely love it. It feels more intimate,” Lambert said.
When she sat down for the interview, Lambert said she had succeeded in her killings, saying:
“I fired three bullets and two arrows. And I killed five animals. I’m waiting for the other shoe to fall because I know my time is almost up.”
Lambert is proud that she and her family eat everything they kill. However, she also said she keeps trophies to remind them of their hunting success. Lambert said she has three dollars that she mounted at her house.
“The first is my first deer, the little 8-pointer. It was pretty wide but didn’t have a lot of bulk,” Lambert said. “I have another 8-pointer that I killed in Texas last year, a 145 that’s also mounted,” she explained. “I also have a pretty nice Axlebuck that I got hunted in South Texas,” she added.
Miranda Lambert donated a deer she killed to the NRA’s Hunters for the Hungry
While she explained that nothing she hunts goes to waste or does for the sport, Lambert revealed that she once donated a deer to the Hunters for the Hungry initiative the year before. She said: “I know everyone has their opinion, but for me as a hunter we help to preserve nature.”
Hunters for the Hungry is a program supported by the National Rifle Association. The organization aims to help communities by providing food to needy people across the country. Through the NRA, Hunters for the Hungry works with other state programs to connect interested individuals with the programs in their communities.
They also try to raise public awareness of what they do through education, outreach and fundraising. According to Hunters for the Hungry’s official website, the initiative has delivered “hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison to homeless shelters, soup kitchens and food banks” across the country since its launch.
Miranda Lambert served a feast she hunted herself at her wedding to Blake Shelton
Shelton and Lambert began dating in 2006 and got engaged four years later, in 2010. Their wedding took place on May 14, 2011 at a Texas ranch and involved a whimsical foodstuff hunted by Lambert himself.
When planning their wedding, the country duo decided to put venison on the menu. However, they chose not to purchase the meat from a dealer, and Lambert chose to invest in the labor for their guests and hunt the game instead.
Lambert and Shelton shared a love of hunting, with the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” singer saying in a 2008 interview that she enjoyed hunting with then-boyfriend Shelton.
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