From The Elm the student paper for Washington College in Chestertown, MD:
The first event of the two-part celebration took place on Friday
evening with a lecture entitled “Hunting: A Matter of Life and Death,”
by Drew University Professor Dr. Marc Boglioli. Boglioli’s lecture
explored attitudes toward hunting in Vermont, both of the hunters
themselves and anti-hunting activists as researched in his book, A
Matter of Life and Death: Hunting in Contemporary Vermont. His research
focused specifically on deer camps and the stigmas associated with them,
such as misogynistic perspectives and an obsession with killing. His
findings, however, revealed that deer hunters in Vermont are separatist
rather than misogynist and view the deer camps as an escape from the
compulsory competition associated with gender in society. “Deer camp is a
liminal place where men are free to act in ways counter to the dominant
societal expectations,” said Boglioli.
Additionally, he described the hunters’ approach to nature as respectful rather than exploitative.