So all of this lead ban stuff, all of a sudden, is really starting to get to me. It’s just coming in too fast to process.
I found myself posting a mini-manifesto over on Dave Hurteau’s Field and Stream Field Notes blog earlier, in regards to the Minnesota DNR’s statement that lead in venison is a “national health issue”. The craziness around Tejon Ranch is another one that’s got me heated up. And as a result, I think I’m losing my objectivity a little bit.
Lucky for me, I’m heading down south tomorrow with Holly (the NorCal Cazadora) and the fellas from Hunting with Jim to chase some hogs. We’ll start out down at Cholame, on one of the Golden Ram properties, then move over to visit with Michael Riddle at Native Hunt.
It should be fun, because really both Jim and Holly are new to hog hunting. I can mislead them and teach them all the bad habits, so that they’ll be totally unprepared and look silly on video while the hogs run away laughing into the hills. I’ll do what I can to get them to follow cow tracks, and to convince them that the coyote track we just passed is a really fresh mountain lion… then wait until they least expect it and pounce on them from behind a rock. Oh the giggles and laughs that await us…!
Seriously, it’ll be fun to get out there with these folks and if all goes well, we’ll knock down a pig or two. I hope I don’t look like too much of an idiot when the video camera is rolling (as I often do). But if I do, oh well… I can live with that. Anything to get the heck out of the city, and away from the computer for a day or two.
SO, I’ll see you all next week! The HogBlog is GONE HUNTING again!