Hunters deserve some Cyber Monday love too, so here's what I've got for you today:
First, I'd like to invite you to shop at my new online store. In it you'll find 32 hunting-related items that I absolutely love, ranging from ammunition to duck calls to hunting clothing.
Almost everything you'll see there is exactly what I own, though I've had to make substitutions for some items that I couldn't find at any of my partner stores (Amazon.com, Cabela's and Gander Mountain are the companies that handle your orders).
Second, if you're into out-of-the-ordinary hunting-related art, I'm offering huge savings on all photos at the Wild Right Under Your Nose: 40 percent off your first $100 worth of photos, good through Thursday.
The photos are detailed portraits of feathers from a variety of ducks, ranging from the beloved drake mallard (above) to the much-maligned (but beautiful) drake spoonie.
The gallery also includes that stunning find that blows hunters' minds: the drake gadwall smiley facefeathers. These are real duck feathers, not a Photoshop trick - you can read the story behind them here.
There are also a few super close-up ant photos - yes, ants - because I'm weird and they're cool photos.
Photo orders are fulfilled through Bay Photo, which produces high-quality prints protected with outstanding packaging.
To get your discount, used coupon code CyberMonday. And to answer the question that everyone asks - what finish I prefer on photos - the answer is lustre.
Holly A. Heyser is a former newspaper reporter and editor who went on her first hunt at age 41 and immediately fell in love with the honesty, grace and humility of acquiring food the hard way. She has combined her two loves - journalism and hunting - in her current job as editor of California Waterfowl Magazine, and she serves on the board of Orion the Hunter's Institute, an organization that promotes ethical hunting. She does food photography on the side, and she is co-organizer of the annual Novice Women's Duck Hunt in Northern California. Click here to contact her.
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