A poem for the woods

by Tovar on December 18, 2014 · 2 comments

Learning to listen

When you imagine the place
before you see it
old tracks, snow-filled
coming down off the ridge

when you pause there
boots stilled
and deer glide
among the whitened trees

then you may have begun learning
to listen
to the land.


Kaia: A eulogy for you, our sweet girl

December 5, 2014

Whoever we are–vegetarian or not, hunter or not–individual animals often become part of our families. For us, dear Kaia, losing you has been hard.

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Adult-onset hunting: Had to make the T-shirts

November 10, 2014

The joke, like the syndrome itself, turned out to be contagious. I decided I had to have the T-shirt made—”Adult-Onset Hunting: It’s Never Too Late to Go Wild.”

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“Does hunting make us human?”: A collection to savor

November 7, 2014

Over the past eight months, the Center for Humans and Nature has assembled an essay collection worth chewing on.

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Participatory ecology: Greens must embrace hunting

August 7, 2014

When you get an enthusiastically appreciative email from a fellow vegan-turned-hunter on the opposite side of planet, you smile. When he sends you a thought-provoking article that echoes many of your own thoughts and feelings, you sit up and pay attention.

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Postcard from a hiatus

August 5, 2014

I haven’t fallen off the planet. I hope you find some tasty morsels in the mixed bag to come.

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A caretaker and a killer

March 14, 2014

For the future of wildlife conservation, it is crucial that we bridge the gaps between hunters and non-hunters.

Online at The Atlantic: “A Caretaker and a Killer.”

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