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
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."
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.