Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Announcing... a new blog gig!

Photo illustration by Holly Heyser
I know this, combined with my previous post, is going to make you feel like you're in a house of mirrors for a moment, but bear with me.

I'm excited to announce I'm now a contributor to Fair Chase Hunting, a hunting ethics blog operated by Orion: The Hunter's Institute. My first post is an ethics discussion about the rabbit hunt that is the topic of my August column for Shotgun Life.

I won't be doing that every time, just linking back and forth willy nilly, but this piece in particular had a lot of crossover interest.

What? Oh. OK, I know it was just a few months ago that I said I was done blogging. But aside from the fact that I'm one of many contributors to Fair Chase, which lightens my load, hunting ethics is a topic of great interest to me, and it would've been insane to turn down an opportunity to be part of this ongoing discussion.

I'd like to publicly thank Orion Executive Director Jim Tantillo for reaching out with the offer, which is especially noteworthy given that I've argued with him elsewhere in the blogosphere quite vigorously.

While the Fair Chase Hunting blog makes clear that posts there don't necessarily reflect the official views of Orion, it says a lot about Jim and the organization that they consider open and spirited debate to be valuable. If you're not already a reader of Fair Chase, please head on over and check it out.

© Holly A. Heyser 2012

Rabbit hunting ain't easy - a column for Shotgun Life

I went on a rabbit hunt with a filmmaker in tow last month, and I spent a lot of time warning her how difficult it would be to catch the action because you usually have a split second to make a shot before a rabbit disappears.

How wrong I was! Check out the story here.

© Holly A. Heyser 2012