Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to put all my thoughts about the hunting lifestyle into a narrative that’s driven by adventure, a love of wilderness, a lifelong passion for eating wild game, and a respect for the animals that sustain us. I’m proud to put the result of that labor, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter, into your hands. It is uncensored, and presents the rawness and beauty of hunting with absolute clarity. Inside, you will encounter hunting and fishing stories and philosophical insights that are surprising, challenging, funny, inspiring, and sometimes startling. It is my hope that you enjoy it, and that it makes you thankful – all over again – for the bounties of the American wild.