clean, fresh venison, Joe's first deer taken with a longbow, a pure connection with the meat we choose to eat.
"Killing a deer with the thrush of an arrow late on an autumn afternoon in that yellow hickory light with the wind high in the trees seems a fitting thing to do, part of a very powerful practice that prepares you for the end of one year and the beginning of another. Dragging a deer home at twilight, feeling the bountiful weight of it and listening to the leaves chant as you pull it along feels right as rain. To be a hunter that way, with the iodine odor of blood on your hands and forearms and your heart still pounding with the approach of a deer that's been dead for an hour. Many people don't accept this, particularly folks who don't spend much time in the woods, but hunting is not about killing animals. No more than life is about dying." -Christopher Camuto