‘We have lived in their skins, used their antlers for tools and bows, eaten their meat and trekked in their steps. Native Americans have their buffalo, but Europeans can look to the red stag with the same feeling, the same deep roots in the dark earth of pre-history. We grew up together. Men and stags and antlers go back to the cave, and beyond.
Deer and men are old partners – we try to catch them, they elude us. They know us from a thousand generations, and in our hearts we still long for them.’
from Wild South – Hunting & Fly-fishing the Southern Hemisphere
Image courtesy Daniel Peat.
Peter P. Ryan www.faraway.co