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Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner


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ISBN13: 9781455500741
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thomas_lee_boles, September 18, 2012 (view all comments by thomas_lee_boles)
I have trouble with the contention that hunting is about subsistence. This year the state of Minnesota, where I live, passed a law exempting venison from food inspection requirements because an inspector might find it too full of the lead used to shoot the deer to be fit to eat. Then the hunter couldn't get a tax credit for donating it to a food shelf. The law is SF 1439, the Omnibus Game and Fish Act,Section 33; the inspection rules are in Chapter 31.

Neither will I buy the "population control" argument--not as long as the game and fish agencies manipulate herds and habitats to "enhance sporting opportunities"--that is, multiply populations for hunters' benefit. And every insurance company knows the frequency of deer-car collisions increases three to five times during hunting season. Deer don't take the time to "look both ways" when people chase them with guns.

On the wall over my computer I have a poster of the cover of my book, "Deer Companions," published by Xlibris (xlibris.com) and Amazon's Kindle. It shows a whitetail doe giving me a big smacker of a kiss, which she did every time we met for nine years. Her daughter still does this. This is true participation in nature. Having been bullied myself, I have my fill of the hunters' version.
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JKH307, September 17, 2012 (view all comments by JKH307)
A Personal Tale of Love, Loss, & Hunting

'Call of the Mild' is a quick read, and at almost 300 pages I mean that as complimentary as possible. The author's style is fluid and effortless, her succinct description of what it is to move to a mountain (ski) town is spot on. Her descriptions of learning to hunt are humorous (particularly the hunter safety class), insightful, and educational.
A memoir written in one's early 30s can often be suspect, Lily Raff McCaulou debunks that notion in the first few pages, and the rest is simply a joy to read.
I look forward to more of her work, and wish her the best in life, regardless of if she is looking through a scope or not.
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Janet K, June 25, 2012 (view all comments by Janet K)
I loved this book. Though I was drawn to it because of the "new hunter" aspect, there is so much more to this story. I did not want to put it down, and I did not want it to end. The author does a great job explaining how and why she got into hunting. As someone who is learning to hunt as an adult, I could relate to so much of what she talked about, especially all the emotions that go into your decision to hunt. This story is thought provoking, funny, and interesting, I would highly recommend it.
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Charlie Branch, June 16, 2012 (view all comments by Charlie Branch)
Always a pleasure to read about someone learning to make the direct connection with their food. The ethics of doing so are addressed in the Bible, and many other books. We started as hunters and gatherers, before domesticating animals and plants to become an agricultural society, further evolving as specialists, developing the disconnection between the many and the fewer farmers and ranchers supplying our foodstuffs. That disconnection further deepens with the development and power of the near-monopoly corporations (Tyson, ADM, Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, to name a few) taking over and industrializing agriculture, losing touch and concern for the land and its inhabitants.
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JBolger, June 11, 2012 (view all comments by JBolger)
Ethical, caring person finds it simpler to become unethical, rationalizes it to herself and then tries to convince others that this is a good thing, all while making money.

There, I just saved you a few hours.
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McCaulou, Lily Raff
Grand Central Publishing
Raff McCaulau, Lily
Biography - General
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Despite what the title may imply, McCaulou and her writing are anything but mild. Her fortitude is obvious from the onset, when she takes a chance on herself by giving up her East Coast city life for a job writing for a small newspaper in Bend, Ore. Once there, she slowly embraces the outdoor lifestyle of her new home, first by skiing and fly-fishing, and later by exploring the hunting subculture that comes to fascinate her. Afraid of guns and wary of guts, her forays into hunting may be slow and sometimes timid, but the way she continually faces her fears is inspiring. With each new challenge — from purchasing a license and firearms safety to pulling the trigger or pulling out an elk's intestines — she makes in-depth explorations into the cultural, economic, ecological, nutritional, and political aspects of hunting. But where McCaulou's writing truly shines is when she analyzes her personal connection to how she kills to how she lives her life. Unafraid to lay bare her evolving 'cycle of life' feelings about shooting her first bird on the day her niece was born or confronting how the recent deaths of close family members affects her emotions about hunting, McCaulou forces herself to face the best and worst of both life and death. Definitely at the top of the heap of the recent array of books that explore our connection to land and food, McCaulou confronts everything you think you know about hunting and in doing so brings a welcome touch of humanity to a pursuit thought by many to be lacking exactly that. Agent, Daniel Greenberg." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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