Jen “TheArcher” Cordaro – Academian and Bowhunter: Part One
Excellent article on Jen Codaro, otherwise known as "Jen the Archer." For those who don't understand hunters, hunting or why we hunt, this is a great insight and a story; one that fits most hunters I know. I love animals and have the utmost respect for them. I love to hunt/fish...eat what I harvest. Many people I know can't wrap their minds around the two.No Hunting. No Conservation. No Wildlife.
"When I decided I wanted to take a wild hog with a bow, I didn’t know where to go, who to see, how to find out what I needed to do to hunt a wild pig, or what I should learn about shooting a bow. I never had owned or shot a bow in my life, and I possessed all the reasons for not becoming a bowhunter. However, taking a wild hog with a bow was a dream of mine. I was conflicted, because I basically was a city girl. I didn’t have any friends who hunted. I had all the stereotypical reasons for my subconscious to tell me this was something I couldn’t do, even though it was something I wanted to do." "I learned after harvesting game, field dressing it, cutting up the meat, and then eating it that I had a much-closer connection to the food I was eating than I did when I ate a hamburger at McDonald’s and believed that the hamburger came from the grocery store and nowhere else." - Jen Cordaro