The Guns of Autumn

They gather like scattered birdseed along the road, trucks pulled up to old barns or farmsteads. It is the beginning of the hunting season. For many, this is a singular event. It has been planned for. Locations have been sighted, and old deer stands have been repaired or constructed, deep into the long months of summer. By now, they are quite ordinary to the landscape. Corn has been planted in a forest opening or two. Guns are sighted and ready. Anticipation is now all that is left. For many, it is the annual effort to restock freezers. But that is not the entire story. I was visiting with an ardent hunter the other day. I was amazed at how much he knew about the natural world, deer patterns

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