Tag Archives: hunting


Kill Ritual: Hunter’s first Deer Kill

Main Piece:  Informant- So whenever a young adult kills his first deer the group of hunters performs a blood tradition that celebrates the kill. After skinning the animal, the friends smear blood across the young hunter’s face. The young hunter is usually squeamish but accepts the honor of the tradition. Then the hunter must wear… Continue Reading »

Tailypo Horror Story

Informant: J, a 22-year-old, Caucasian male who grew up in San Francisco, California until he turned 16. He now lives in Boise, Idaho. He spent his summers at summer camp with his friends. Background info: During summer camps, counselors and children would sit around a firepit at night and tell stories. While some of these… Continue Reading »

French Hunting Tradition

Main Piece: French Hunting Tradition   This tradition was told to me by my high school friend Mika:   “In France, white boars are very prevalent and hunting them is a big recreational pass time there. My uncle used to go on hunting trips where they would round up all of the 20 year olds… Continue Reading »

Duck Shooting in New Zealand

There’s a national tradition that the first of May is the opening of duck shooting season. And, all over the country people go duck shooting. If you live in town, everyone knows someone in the country (if they’re into duck shooting, not everyone’s into duck shooting, but there’s a lotta people that are), what they’ll… Continue Reading »

Smothered Steak Recipe

Recipe: “Basically, you take a piece of meat that’s probably pretty tough, but thinly sliced, you salt and pepper it, coat it with flour, brown it in a little bit of oil in the skillet. Um, you do this with as much meat as you’re going to cook. You put all the meat back in… Continue Reading »