Reblogging this piece from B. Sab.
The term “Outdoorsman” has always struck me as hysterical. “Outdoorsmen” never fail to proclaim a profound love of nature, but what they really love is nature on their own terms. They’re not interested in truly wild ecosystems—what they’re really interested in is a managed wildlife park with plenty of shit to shoot. If a naturally occurring species happens to interfere with the shit they want to shoot? Well, that ain’t right.
I had this discussion with one of my regular customers at my place of business. He’s one of my favorite customers, actually. We get so many ornery meatballs who ask for the impossible, but he’s not one of them—he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. We both live and work in Madison, Wisconsin, and somehow we got on to the topic of wolves because he has land up in the north woods which makes me jealous to…
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