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by David Petersen

  • Author: David Petersen
  • ISBN: 080504423X
  • ISBN13: 978-0805044232
  • ePub: 1240 kb | FB2: 1261 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Hunting & Fishing
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (September 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 331
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 569
  • Format: lrf docx txt azw
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A Hunter's Heart: Honest. David Peterson lives in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

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Honest Essays on Blood Sport Praise for A Hunter's Heart

Honest Essays on Blood Sport. Collected by David Petersen; with an introduction by Richard K. Nelson. Praise for A Hunter's Heart.

This collection of essays was written by hunters who ponder the deeper meaning and ethics behind the sport. It consists of 41 essays by such famous authors as Edward Abbey, Thomas McGuane, Jim Fergus, Ted Kerasote, Barry Lopez and even former president Jimmy Carter. Many write about western deer hunting, but others explore the almost spiritual experience hunting produces.

A Hunter's Heart : Honest Essays on Blood Sport.

Without apology, the voices here speak of the verities of the hunt, our connections to the land, and the ethics of blood sport, with essays by the best writers in the field: Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Tom Beck, Jimmy Carter, Jim Fergus, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Tom McGuane, Richard K. Nelson, David Peterson, and Terry Tempest Williams.

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The editor, himself a committed hunter, has assembled a distinguished group of writers, including Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Jimmy Carter, A. B. Guthrie Jr., Jim Harrison, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, and Terry Tempest Williams. Expressing a sentiment most of these writers share, Richard K. Nelson writes in the book's introduction: "Hunting sharpens my awareness that I am an animal, not separate from my fellow creatures but twisted together with them in one great braidwork of life. Hunting brings me into the wild and brings the wild into me."
First, I will admit a few authors were annoying. Nothing irks me more than then superiority preaching of those who believe if you dont get animals at as spiriutal level as I do, you should not be allowed to hunt. It reminds me of Bode bashing warchild not getting the spiritual side of surfing. Anyway, to each their own. Maybe the Robertsons, as they blast ducks out of the sky on tv, are enjoying a spiritual moment of connecting with nature, having made their own calls and now tricking their prey in like our ancestors have done for thousands of years. Or maybe they are sick rednecks who like blasting animals to death. I suspect most hunters are the former, but many, likely most, cannot articulate this like these writers. I feel like I am in this camp. I found myself underlining sections, writing notes in the margins, something I havent done since college. Many authors captured what I feel about hunting in different ways. In the end, when I'm hiking or camping or otherwise in the woods or wilderness I feel like I'm an observer of nature. But when I'm hunting or even scouting, I feel like I'm part of nature, and that is how it is supposed to be.
Great book to pickup for a short read as it is a collection of relatively short essays. Some of them are better than others. I am glad I have it on the shelf. Does a good job of exploring hunting as a sport in many different forms and from many different points of view.
Terrific collection by Petersen. When you are done with this check out David's writings. He's a guy worth following. Informed, infelligent and truly concerned for the Earth. He has a way of explaining why we hunt and why it's important that speaks from the heart. Great read.
A great mix of stories and philosophy.
Written in 1996 there have been a lot of positive changes toward hunting since then. I enjoyed it but the philosophy was outdated.
Skunk Black
A great read and definitely a good addition to my little personal library
I've never read another book that made me think about who I am and what I do more... in a good way.
Excellent thought provoking book for the soul searching hunter.
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