“The Business of the Forest”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A traditional woodsman perpares to field dress an eight-point buck.

A light snow fell as the trading post hunter leaned his Northwest gun against a stout red oak and positioned himself with the tree’s trunk protecting his back. He drew his knife and settled about the business of the forest. Old Northwest Territory, three hills east of the River Raisin, in the Year of our Lord, 1797…

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