"The ministry has a biologist who's supposed to look at every animal that comes out of here," she notes. "The deer are healthy, they're disease free and they're tick free."
The report, she says, brought another grim reality to light.
"They were shooting fawns that were just 66 pounds. So they're shooting fawns that are smaller than my dog."
But the indigenous hunters have found another ally, one that at first glance may seem an unlikely one.
Members of the animal welfare group Hamilton/Halton Animal Liberation Team, or HALT, were also present on the last weekend of the hunt. To support the hunters.
"Our role predominantly is as allies," Jennie Rideout of the animal welfare collective told The Dodo. "We're there in solidarity."
When protesters get too close to the hunters, volunteers at HALT create a buffer zone between them. They also join in drumming, singing and cheering when hunters make it through the barricade.
On the surface, you might think hunters and animal welfare activists make uneasy allies.
Ultimately, the group understands that this land is not their land. "We're all settlers and we all understand our relationship with the indigenous people of this territory," Rideout explains.
"When we look at colonialism, you're looking at a long history of violence that's been perpetuated against indigenous people. And through that you see a lot of taking away of land, taking away from natural resources."
And there is a certain circle of life that extends beyond treaties and land use and even horseback riding.
"There is a deeper connection, a deeper understanding and a deeper respect," Rideout says.
This is no trophy hunt.
"Whether you agree with the death of that animal or not, it's still not our place to interfere. It's been a treaty that's been signed for hundreds of years. They have this right. It's a legal right."
But is it ... right?
Maybe that's not the question. Maybe it's something more like, who has the right to judge?
Original pencil sketch of the Short Hills hunt