Last week I was the last person to pack up and leave at Paddy Green’s Road that runs between Jerseyville Rd. and Slote Rd. That’s ok – I came late.
A truck from the conservation authority pulled up just as I was getting into my car (very foggy by this time) and the driver rolled down his window and spoke to me asking if I was planning to return next week. Actually ‘yes’ I replied – one more time next Tuesday.
Then he explained that starting next Monday Native people had a license to hunt deer in this area for the next four weeks. We talked about that. They’d be using bows and arrows and shotguns - their target was to kill about eighty deer. They were from Six Nations and would be hunting Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays right through to December 21st. I thanked him for telling me. That left Thursday through Sunday open. Nevertheless today we met at Beverly swamp on Middleton Rd between 5th and 6th concession – a significant distance from Paddy Green’s.
oil on canvas 14"x11"
2nd sketch 9x11 night photo with intention of reshooting
above rendered as black and white