Luke Bryan loves to hunt and be outdoors. For the country singer, it has been a family tradition since he was a boy. He can’t choose what his favorite animal to hunt is, though.
“Whatever’s in season,” Bryan told Hook and Barrel when asked about his favorite animal to hunt. Over the years, Bryan’s hunted most animals including going turkey hunting with fellow singer Luke Combs.
It is a sport that he’s shared with both his sons: Bo and Tate. He watched his son Bo kill his first buck with a bow. Later, his youngest son Tate also killed his first deer.
“I feel like hunting and fishing are the best way to make your children really well rounded. I want my sons to be athletic, I want them to grow up to be gentlemen. And I want them to be avid outdoorsmen,” Bryan said. “That’s what my dad did for me when I was young, and I think it’s important.”
Luke Bryan Shares Hunting with Both of His Sons
The Bryan family has a “bucket list” of animals they want to bag. For instance, they’ve hunted elk in the Rocky Mountains and white-winged doves in South Texas. They will also go hunting and fishing on the property the singer bought in Tennessee. While Bryan doesn’t have a favorite kind of hunting, trips to Colorado have become a yearly tradition.
“Colorado elk hunting is something that’s very special for me. I take the boys with me every year. They’ve already learned how to quarter out and pack an elk,” Bryan said. “We seem to bond the most when we’re deer hunting. And we’re really fortunate to have a pretty good deer herd in this part of Tennessee.”
Another yearly tradition is the post-Thanksgiving hunt for quail. Bryan and his sons are usually joined by both Bryan’s father and father-in-law. The three generations of Bryan go hunting near Leesburg, Georgia, where Bryan grew up. Then, in the month of December, the singer goes duck hunting.
The singer said it can be challenging to be both an in-demand singer and a father to his children. He said sometimes he’ll pick his sons up early from school to go hunting. Being out in the woods is when the three bond the most.
“It’s always challenging when you’re gone a lot to make the time really count when you are at home. And it’s hard making time for them during the week because they’re in school,” Bryan said. “’Most dads’ off time is on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and that’s usually when I’m working the most. So sometimes I do pick them up early from school to go turkey hunt or go deer hunt.”
[H/T: Hook and Barrel]