I got this book for Christmas. I asked for it. I saw it mentioned on a blog that I follow and put up a notice that it would be a great Christmas gift. I got it and started reading it, hoping that it would get better with the next chapter. I really wanted it to be good. To talk about the excitement of the hunt, the anticipation… I am still waiting. I am about half way through the book and struggling to actually enjoy it.
I understand and appreciate the idea of someone getting back to how we all use to eat – hunting and gathering. I have read books about people moving from the big city to the country to farm, to hunt, to get back to nature. Ive read it. I wanted a book about the excitement of hunting and being a hunter, told by a woman. What this book is, is a book about a woman who gets asked to go on hunts in Texas, Montana, London etc but men who do this for a living. So far, all of these hunts have been birds, with the exception of a javelina and a super sketchy ‘elk’ hunt in which the guy had no idea where and how to hunt and thus, no elk were hunted.
I want the big game. I want to read about trying to out smart a whitetail in the woods. Trying to keep your cool while a bear walks in to bait. Trying to find, kill and drag out a moose. I honestly, don’t care about bird hunting (sorry guys).
Like I said, I am a little over half way through the book. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it gets better.