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Artemis endeavors to get more women in the field and on the water, to support women as leaders in the conservation movement, to ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife. Artemis endeavors to change the face of conservation.

Feb 27, 2020

Sattie Fisher grew up in a subsistence hunting household in Yakama Nation. Her family values taught her to appreciate the bounty of the land - from berries to fish, to elk and deer. In this episode, Sattie joins Artemis to talk about her hunting culture, being identified as a 'female hunter,' and evolving expectations of gender roles.

2:50 - On studying wildlife and fisheries at Salish Kootenai College

4:10 - The logic that gets you a half-eaten banana in your freezer

5:15 - Serviceberries at your service!

5:45 - Lingcod, or halibut?

6:30 - Growing up in a family where hunting is subsistence, not sport

8:10 - Catching crickets, it's a fishing skill

10:30 - Family traditions for a first kill

11:55 - On giving away your first kill

14:00 - The ritual of honoring an animal's life at time of harvest

16:00 - Pulling the trigger is the easiest part of the hunt

17:50 - Hunting in a group... who pulls the trigger?

19:00 - A panel on "women who hunt"... huh? What about just humans who hunt?

21:00 - Within a community, divided stances at the intersection of women and hunting

28:55 - This year's elk hunt

30:00 - A symphony of elk bugles is a symphony for the heart

33:00 - Stumbling into four elk quarters(!)