Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner by Lily Raff McCaulou

Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner

byLily Raff McCaulou

Kobo ebook | June 12, 2012

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When Lily Raff McCaulou traded in an indie film production career in New York for a reporting job in central Oregon, she never imagined that she'd find herself picking up a gun and learning to hunt. She'd been raised as a gun-fearing environmentalist and an animal lover, and though a meat-eater, she'd always abided by the principle that harming animals is wrong. But Raff McCaulou's perspective shifted when she began spending weekends fly-fishing and weekdays interviewing hunters for her articles, realizing that many of them were more thoughtful about animals and the environment than she was.

So she embarked upon the project of learning to hunt from square one. From attending a Hunter Safety course designed for children to field dressing an elk and serving it for dinner, she explores the sport of hunting and all it entails, and tackles the big questions surrounding one of the most misunderstood American practices and pastimes. Not just a personal memoir, this book also explores the role of the hunter in the twenty-first century, the tension (at times artificial) between hunters and environmentalists, and new models of sustainable and ethical food procurement.

Title:Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own DinnerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455510645

ISBN - 13:9781455510641

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning I saw this book in my usual bookstore. After browsing through a few pages, I added it to my "To Read List". Later that day, I bought it on Kobo. I just started hunting and I wanted to read the story of someone that has been through what I'm going through right now: the questions when you start hunting, the learning process, the dilemmas. This book is a great introduction to the hunting world without being overwhelming. It gave me a clear view of what I was going to go through over the next few months and years. It made me feel less alone while I am the only person I know who is starting to hunt. Simply a great book to read.
Date published: 2013-10-24