The following is an essay I was invited to write for the Center for Humans and Nature on the question, "Does hunting make us human?" I focused in on the question, "Is hunting still important to humans in the modern era? Does it still contribute to our being human? And if so, is it a good thing?"
"...I contend that modern fair chase hunting contains a seed that could
spark a transformation in our relationship to nature. I am cautiously
optimistic because this love of the hunt has sparked a transformation