Over the past several days, I have been wavering back and forth on whether or not I should post some of the more explicit photos from this trip.  However, upon searching through the album, I felt that by posting photos of nothing but the pretty landscapes I would be painting a disingenuous and incomplete representation of this experience. Hunting is not pretty, but it is by far the most ethical way to kill an animal, and rather than desensitizing us to death, I believe that it can provide us with a much greater appreciation for the lives of the animals whose lives we claim for our nourishment.

In this photo, the Elk lay bare, it’s organs being removed and blood drained in order to facilitate the transportation of the carcass back down the mountain.