A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport

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David Petersen
Macmillan, Sep 15, 1997 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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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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These 41 essays, some written especially for this collection, are all by people who hunt or have hunted, and each considers the ethics involved "in a spirit more of soul-searching explication than ... Read full review

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Contents

Finding Common Ground
1
Blood Sport
11
From The Blue Hens Chick
17
Moose and Mangamoonga
21
Before the Echo
30
A Childhood Outdoors
35
The Call of the Climb
47
Deerskin
51
A Hunters Heart
150
The Heart of the Game
162
What the Hunter Knows
174
Space Age Technology Stone Age Pursuit
182
An Appeal to Hunters
191
A Failure of the Spirit
200
The Violators
210
Dark Days in the Glass House
220

Venison Sandwiches
58
Climbing the Mountains After Deer
61
Hunting with Thoreau
69
Is Hunting Ethical?
80
I Like to Talk About Animals
90
If Elk Would Scream
96
Dealing with Death
102
In the Snow Queens Palace
108
The Hunting Problem
113
Taking a Life
117
It Wouldnt Be the Same
125
Why Men Hunt
130
The Hunters Spirit
136
The Hunters Eucharist
143
When Not to Shoot
224
Passion Gifts Rages
228
All Birds Flying
237
Paying for It
246
From A Hunters Road
255
Dust to Dust
266
For a Handful of Feathers
272
Restoring the Older Knowledge
284
Another Country
295
Survival of the Hunter
299
From Arctic Dreams
310
The Face in a Raindrop
317
About the Contributors
327
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David Peterson lives in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

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