How about an Image of a person with their bow and arrow, with a game animal that they have taken? Do you think that is an accurate portrayal of rewilding?
I agree with you about your main points. I would like to see more of those folks showing some dedication to archery, and learning to hunt successfully with there bows, and choosing to dedicate themselves to the hunt. I have hunted most of my life, and my journey has taken me from Hunting with a rifle, to a compound bow and finally to a primitive bow. To me, hunting is essential to my personal rewilding. Had I never been interested in hunting, I would never have found my way to the concept of rewilding. I cannot thrive without meat. I have lived for a few months only on wild gathered vegetables, and to be honest, I found it extremely difficult without meat, as I could not maintain the energy level required to feed myself on a diet comprised only of plants. That being said, I think hunting with a rifle is just as valid as hunting with a bow, but it does require a dependence on industrial technology that manufactures the rifle, ammunition ect. I believe hunting with a handmade bow is as important to rewilding as gathering and eating edible plants. With the concept of rewilding as a transition culture, its important to remember that in the present time, it is important to follow laws. Atlatls are Illegal for hunting big game in Oregon. One can’t do much rewilding from jail. To address the point of a skilled hunter needing only one arrow… in an actual hunting scenario, this is not the case. Even a skilled hunter misses a shot from time to time, or a follow up shot is required to humanely dispatch game. Imagine if I were on a two week hunting trip in the mountains, and I missed a shot with my single arrow. Without more arrows, my hunt would be over, and I would have to return to my home, or base camp, to get another arrow.
I enjoy this topic, and I can be useful as being the voice of an experience archer and hunter.