Walt is enamored with Indians and their relationship with the land, and it’s exactly this Walt is thinking about as he bags an antelope, the first of the season. In Wyoming in the 1940s, hunting was a practical part of life—even for a drummer from Camden New Jersey.
Home refrigeration was nothing to speak of, and so Walt hauls his kill to one of the many local Meat Lockers, where they butcher and then freeze the meat in servings Walt picks up throughout the year.
Bert isn’t keen on the hunting, or the killing, and certainly not the cooking of this venison, which she prepares tough as nails.
On this day Walt is the only one hunting, but on occasion he goes on expeditions with his buddies from work, with names like Tex, Buck, Sheller, Whitey,