Hunt in nature; nurture your expertise.
Hunters spend long hours in the fields and forests, spanning the change of seasons, waiting quietly for the quarry that brings them here from dawn to dusk. Compared to the average person, hunters invest a wealth of time in the great outdoors and pay more attention to the natural systems at play.
Wildlife vocalizations, tracks and markings, their scents and scat, their habitats, diets and behaviors. Fur and feathers, bones and remains, all the different trees and plants. In the pursuit of game, experienced hunters gather information from countless variables.
Naturalist and hunter Alyssa Cornell-Chavez doesn’t see these as mutually exclusive identities. “Nature is beautiful, messy, mysterious, fascinating and just flat-out incredible, and as a hunter and a naturalist, I know now that those two pieces of my life work together so I can fully appreciate it.”