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The coolest thing I’ve seen in recent months…

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… is a father teaching his daughter how to properly clean a bird for dinner. Wanting her to understand what it is to be a meat eater and how to be a fair and honest meat eater at that. Hunting is not about male bonding in the woods anymore… it’s about understanding how to participate in nature, how to hunt for food, take only what you can eat, use every part of the animal and treat it with respect all the way to the plate.

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It is how you pay the full karmic price of a meal, and avoid an anonymous relationship with your food. Face your food head on and appreciate it more fully. Someone recently said to me, “If you’re gonna eat, somethings gotta die.” That resonated with me in its simplicity… vegetable protein or animal protein… it has to die in order for us to eat. Even to make and eat cheese an animal must die, which many don’t realize.

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So it makes me happy to see the sassy faces of young girls out in the corn fields learning about life and nature and how to be a part of it rather than skirt around it. To walk the rows of the corn fields rather than the aisles at Stop-n-Shop.

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Women are the cooks in the world, despite what you see on cooking shows. So why shouldn’t they be the hunter/gatherers as well? And understand that ingredients come from nature, not a Styrofoam wrapped package in the meat section of the grocery store.

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It is a fun thing to cross that threshold…

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Liberating in fact…

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And beautiful…

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So many life lessons wrapped up into one event… how to live and eat in full consciousness.

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And for that, I am grateful to be a part of it. Girl hunters are very cool cats.

10 Comments

  • Rick Ruzzamenti
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Nice to see females in the feilds & woods,and to see the circle of life,the true way to the plate,good stuff,Thank you for shareing.

  • The Hunter's Wife
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Way to go girls!!! Luv it!

  • Emma
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    This is amazing. You inspire me!

  • BRubio
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    This is quite touching. It makes me want to see more of it…

  • Charlene
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I wouldn’t be a vegetarian if everyone ate honest meat like this, the way you do. Way to go!

  • Freddy Buckley
    Posted October 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    We just had a great boar hunt down here in Pasa Robles. Wish we had more women. Maybe with your help we will one day. Thanks for all that you do.

  • Greg Patterson
    Posted October 23, 2009 at 7:48 am

    What are y’all shootin? What shotgun is that?
    Great story. My girls both know how to shoot yes. Hunt? Not so much. We will see how they like deer this fall!
    Thanks for the story Georgia.

  • Freddy
    Posted December 15, 2009 at 8:15 am

    This is great! What a great story.

  • Reading Comprehension Strategies
    Posted September 8, 2011 at 1:44 am

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  • Paul
    Posted October 10, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Looks like your going to get one of those “Girl hunter’s” this week. Christy !
    Wish I could have found the photo of her carrying the pheasant we had got together when she was just 4 !
    she helped me dress it out and even had her hands inside pulling the stuffing out!

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