Want the Ultimate in Local Food? Hunt It

Long before “eat local” became a popular slogan for socially-aware Americans, it was a necessity for our ancestors, and it still is for some around the globe. But many of us have grown up far removed from the concept of shooting our own dinner.

It’s now pretty easy to get the connection between food and plate when gathering ingredients from the garden or the grocery store advertising local produce, but some people say the ultimate eat local experience is hunting your own meat and fish.

“About 80 to 90 percent of the food that I eat is what I harvested,” says Nicole McClain, an accomplished bowhunter in both the U.S. ...

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