Field Notes — 12/6/2013

Hunting is an activity that I have no real prior experience with. About seven years ago I started to think more and more about my food, where it comes from and was interested in the locavore concept. While I was not necessarily militant about my need for hyperlocal eating, I had fun exploring options and experiments to supplement my diet with a more local and sustainable way of eating.

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First Hunt Ever

Chasing mule deer at 4000 feet alone in the stillness of the woods is humbling. With my bow in hand I traversed the steep terrain of the Cascade mountain range hiking between seven and 10 miles a day. While also spending countless hours sitting around in mid-30º temperatures glassing ridges in search of these ghosts, and each glimpse of this elusive animal filled me with awe.

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