David Adams Richards talks about hunting pretty much as he feels the urge. The structure to this book is very fluid, but a number of prevalent themes emerge over the course of the book. Richards is trying to help people who don't hunt understand what hunting is all about. He is critical of the academic and urban tendency to portray hunting as barbaric. As you might guess, it's more complicated than that. And Richards recognizes that hunting is a morally complicated and ambiguous pastime as well. Hunters are not angels but neither are they demons. In the end, the best way to understand it is to do it. Next to doing it, the next best thing is to read this book.