Thinking About Food

At nights I write and work on chasing the goal of being an outdoor writer like so many I looked up to as a youngster. During the day I sit behind the sales and business development desk for an ingredient company. As a part of my day job selling ingredients, reading product nutritional sheets are a daily routine as I press them for their secrets in order to make a more convincing sales presentation. But in working to understand ingredients better every day, I thought about how as hunters we might take certain food sources at face value. We know deer love apples, corn, beans, clover, etc. But do we really know why? I believe in an attempt to become better hunters we should head afield with at least some rough knowledge of the details of the food sources we are hunting and not just because “the deer love them.”