While I appreciate the author's love for the challenge of hunting with a muzzle loader, I would have like for him to mention the benefits other forms of hunting. I liked this paragraph that applies to all methods of hunting:
For me, and I suspect for many others like me, the art of hunting is far more profound than taking trophies. It’s about taking responsibility. For my needs. For my family. For the delicate environmental balance of this wounded but recovering part of the country. There is something sobering about hunting for your food. Meat tastes different, more precious, when you’ve not only watched it die, but killed it yourself. There is no seasoning in the world that can compare with moral ambiguity
The last paragraph was also good.