Decision Time

In my usual wanderings around the Web, I came across this article by Wisconsin eighth grader Kimmy Czekus, on the site Newsofthenorth.net. She's been studying "deer hunter behavior" at the Rhinelander Environmental Stewardship Academy, and says she's thinking about becoming a hunter. Her article launches into all the reasons she's deciding to give the sport a try.

Do you remember your thoughts before your first hunt? For some who were born into the tradition, hunting was likely a foregone conclusion. But for others, who entered the sport from the outside, maybe the decision was a little less obvious. Either way, I hope each of you had a David E. Petzal of your own as a guide. I hope Czekus does as well -- she sounds like a good kid to have on our team. -K.H.