Hunting deer – and finding deeper meaning

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Hunting deer – and finding deeper meaning

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:38 am

w/ video..Hunting deer – and finding deeper meaning
The Telegram's Outdoors reporter experiences her beat like never before, rewriting her place in the natural world.

FAYETTE — When I pulled the trigger for a second time and dropped the big doe I had fatally wounded seconds earlier, my first hunt was over.

But I didn’t celebrate or cheer. I didn’t look to my guide for a high-five. I didn’t cry either, because I wasn’t sad.

I was grateful. For the first time in three days of hunting around a blueberry farm north of Augusta, I asked my hunting partner to take my rifle. And as he turned away I knelt down, put my hands on the doe and bowed my head to thank nature for sending her into the short range I set for myself during my weeks of practice, a distance within which I felt certain I could assure a quick kill. ... r-meaning/
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