Let’s get a few things out of the way. I didn’t grow up around hunting. As a Florida girl raised near the beach, I was around plenty of water, but not a lot of bucks. Actually, not any. And though I’ve lived in the Deep South for the past 20 years, surrounded by neighbors and friends who hunt, I’ve never gone. Until last week.
When a friend asked, “Would you like to go on a dove hunt?” I raised one eyebrow. Again, to be clear: I don’t have anything against hunting; it just was never my thing. But, always up for an adventure, I said yes.