Whether for sport or sustenance; by rifle or crossbow, hunting has long been a part of the human experience.
This hour, we look back on our relationship with hunting and consider what it means to hunt today.
Are you a hunter? We want to hear from you.
- Philip Dray - Historian and author of several books, including The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America
- Aaron Snow - Connecticut-based hunter
- Dawn Freeland - Owner/Operator of Women Hunt Too, Women Fish Too, and Women Camp Too (@Women_Hunt_Too)
Vox: How America's hunting culture shaped masculinity, environmentalism, and the NRA - "Though the sport has diminished in the culture and participation continues to dwindle, hunting still causes great controversy in America -- intersecting with issues including gun control, animal rights, and environmentalism."
Scientific American: Does Hunting Help or Hurt the Environment? - "Perhaps matching the trend among the public, green leaders are increasingly advocating for cooperation between hunters and environmental groups: After all, both lament urban sprawl and habitat destruction."
Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on October 11, 2018.