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Mar 3, 2022

Holly Heyser works in waterfowl conservation by day -- but she might be best known in the sporting world for her words (To the Bone) and her amazing photos (Hunt Gather Cook). This week we talk about applying the Golden Rule to hunting -- how can we kill the way we'd like to be killed? We talk about hunting with dogs, the merits of the ambush versus the chase, and judging our hunts by the humaneness of a kill.

2:30 Nilgai in the freezer... you need SPACE

7:00 Matching your workout regimen to match your desired quarry

8:00 Hunting over golden retrievers

11:00 California Waterfowl

12:00 Hunter Angler Gardener Cook blog by Hank Shaw, where Holly is the chief photographer

13:00 To the Bone: a new blog launched by Holly and Hank

14:00 And the cookbooks! Everyone... Holly is one half of a wild-game empire

15:00 Hunt Gather Cook Facebook group

16:00 Holly's NorCal Cazadora blog (and word-sparring with Philip Loughlin of the Hog Blog)

19:00 "Killing How I'd Like to Be Killed" from To the Bone

20:00 A bear hunt with houndsmen; Putting yourself in the mindset of your prey... do you prefer the ambush? Or the chase, with a possible chance of escape?

24:00 CWD Chronicles... find it in your Podcasts app

28:00 "Killing isn't fair."

29:00 "Hunting Philosophy for Everyone" by Nathan Kowalsky

31:00 A not-so-perfect dispatch of a hen teal; And still choosing those imperfect kills over conventionally raised livestock

34:00 Hunting birds over dogs vs. hunting large mammals over dogs

37:00 "I don't judge myself, ethically speaking, by how challenging a shot is. I like to judge myself by the humaneness of my kill."

44:00 Measuring cortisol (stress) levels in deer under different kinds of duress

49:00 Two mergansers entwined in death

54:00 Do we feel differently about killing hogs than deer? What about fish? (Is it the eyelashes? An animal's ecological role?)

55:00 "Woman the Hunter" by Mary Zeiss Stange

1:00 Feelings/emotions do have a role in harvest

Holly will be traveling with Hank to Pheasant Fest, the big annual gathering of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, in Omaha March 11-13. If any listeners wanted to connect with her there, pick a bone, whatever, she'd love to say hi.