We're sorry, but this program is over. The last meeting was Thursday, December 8, 2022.
Together we will explore what hunting can tell us about our relationship to nature, land, and the practice of conservation.
Hunting is as old as the human species and “sport” hunting may be at least as old as the domestication of livestock around 10,000 years ago, yet the societies, settings, and traditions have changed; and how we understand ourselves and the animals we hunt has changed.
For those raised in the traditions of hunting, the fall hunting season is a magical time. For many today, who grew up outside of these traditions, hunting seems cruel and unnecessary. We hunt in a natural world of objects today—animal, vegetable, and mineral—yet indigenous peoples across the world hunted in a world of souls and spirits. Hunting is now largely a middle-class pastime; however, in the not-so-distant past it was exclusively the right of wealthy landowners and Kings to hunt. Game laws restrict the times, places, and species we hunt today, yet this government intervention preserves the citizen’s freedom to hunt. You will learn about current opportunities for participating in the District’s hunting program, as well as what it means to be a “conservation hunter.”
Once you've signed up, we'll send you a Zoom meeting invitation with instructions on how to join the webinar. If you're not able to make it, we'll be recording these webinars so you can view them afterwards on our @DiscoverMCCD YouTube channel under the Tom Talks playlist .
These are free and open to anyone, although we're limited to 100 participants.
Please contact Jackie Bero at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 219-1549 if you have any questions or recommendations for future Tom Talks topics.
Just for Adults
Online - will send instructions 1-2 days beforehand