Crisp fall days mean hunting season has returned. Mike Fisher, a former professional hockey player, believes there is no better place to worship God than in nature.
Fisher, along with his brother and friends, started the hunting and apparel brand Catchin’ Deers, according to a story in Faithwire. “We love the outdoors, we love to hunt and we are in Tractor Supply now nationally,” he said. “We love sharing our faith through the outdoors.”
Fisher said the idea was natural because he has always felt closest to God while hunting and fishing. He explained that after he retired from hockey. God placed this idea on his heart. From the start, Fisher and his team wanted their project to be more than just a business venture, so they set out to create a brand that incorporates their values and spreads the love of God.
“This company and these friendships are a gift from God,” according to the company website. “We want to honor Him with them. “
The company routinely shares Bible verses through its social media accounts. Last week, the Catchin’ Deer’s Instagram page posted the text of Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
Fisher is married to country singer Carrie Underwood.
“We met at a meet and greet, actually,” he said. “We had mutual friends, and she was like ‘in case he’s weird, I don’t want to have to deal with him, so we will filter him through a meet and greet.’”
Last fall, Underwood shared how miscarriages and a dangerous accident in early 2018 that left her unable to sing for months caused her to re-examine her relationship with God and find hope when she felt all had been lost.
“I was like, ‘Why on earth do I keep getting pregnant if I can’t have a kid?’” she said. “`Like, what is this? Shut the door. Like, do something. Either shut the door or let me have a kid.’ And for the first time, I feel like I actually I told God how I felt. And I feel, like, we’re supposed to do that.”
Their son Jacob is now a healthy 9-month-old.