Awaken the hunter

Experience the essence of the hunt in this four-day course, which offers a holistic approach to learning the entire process from planning and prep to stalking and hunting to field dressing and butchering a large animal. This process is a slow, thoughtful immersion to establish the strongest bonds possible to the land and our ecosystem, at which point hunting becomes more an act of giving and receiving than of conquering and taking. Awaken and hone the senses that arise during the hunt.

 

Wild Turkey Hunt

Join us for an intimate introduction to turkey hunting. Start with the essential lessons to get ready for the field and then several days of hunting wild turkeys (both guided and individual). Practice reading maps, finding potential hunting spots on public lands, and comparing notes with the other hunters and instructors after each hunt over gourmet meals prepared by our professional chef. Leave with the knowledge and confidence to plan and execute future outings on your own, and a deeper connection to the land and our food.

 
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Hunting for Connection

A Yoga Retreat for Hunters of All Levels

What does it look like to be deeply connected to the land, our food, and the life and energies that nourish and sustain us? Designed for those who are curious about the hunting philosophy and culture and are drawn to find out if hunting is or can be something that resonates within us, this course will provide the major tools and skills needed to begin the hunting journey while fostering open dialogue about what it means to be a mindful hunter in this day and age. Some of the lessons are intended to get you outside your comfort zone and spur conversation and raise questions, about ourselves and our place in the world.  On top of all this, enjoy three gourmet meals a day prepared by our professional Danish Chef, created from local and wild foods and a lamb that you butcher.

 

Hunter Poets

The Art and Philosophy of Hunting and Writing

Are you curious about the philosophy and hidden world of hunting? Do you have a desire to connect directly with your food and to learn the necessary skills to do so? Are you interested in honing your writing practice to share intimate experiences in nature? When we put down our rifles and bows, we’ll pick up our pens with award winning adventure writer, Charlotte Austin.

 

Plant Foraging & Survival

Foraging and Survival Essentials with Kyle Chamberlain

Explore the gastronomic richness of Northeastern Washington's flora, in the context of stone-age subsistence skills and bio-diverse culinary artistry for the modern gourmand. Prepare the staples of an ancestral diet, with wild ingredients, integrating survival skills like friction fire, stone tools, fibercraft, and basketry. A hands-on education in small animal processing and cooking will complete the holistic edible experience. Beyond the primitive, we'll also explore the cutting edge of sustainable Northwestern food culture.

 

Shellfish Forage and a feast

Clams and oysters (bivalves) are considered a superfood with their high levels of vitamins and minerals. These nutrient-rich mollusks are also a vital part of our ecosystem with their efficient filter feeding. Join us for a half-day course in Hood Canal to learn where and how to find hard-shell clams and oysters and how to prepare them. We will have a shellfish feast right on the beach.