I'd promised to write in this home stretch about what I love best about hunting. But what can I say that would cover it all? I love what we all do -- connecting with the outdoors, taking responsibility for the meat I eat... I love feeling a part of the tradition of American huntresses, which stretches back to those black and white, turn of the century photos you see of skirt-wearing, rifle-toting sportswomen. Then there's the connections I've made with other people -- like my grandfather, who never would have started telling me his own old hunting stories had I not taken up the sport myself. It's a link I never imagined sharing with him, but it's made our relationship all the richer. There's also all I've learned along the way, from skill-based lessons to cultural realizations.