I don’t hunt, so right off the bat I have to admit to you that this one isn’t from me. My editor Matt is an avid hunter and in our discussions once he told me about his secret for the abundance of venison in his freezer. He always hunts hungry.
At first I disregarded his statement, but the more I thought about it, the more profound it became. It puts you in a situation where you’re desperate. You hear, smell, think, and feel things you normally wouldn’t. You are fully immersed in the process; it becomes more than just an outing with “the guys”. It’s survival. The cracking of tree branches is not soon disregarded by one who’s salivating.