“Bend Bulletin writer and first-time author Lily Raff McCaulou takes us along on her journey from being an East Coast non-hunting idealist environmentalist to a Central Oregon angler, hunter and pragmatic environmentalist. McCaulou moved to Bend, OR to take a job at the local paper. Her beat covered rural Deschutes County. Here she met loggers and hunters who challenged her concepts of what an environmentalist was, people for whom hunting was a part of who they were. Along the way McCaulou met and fell in love with a guy who was an avid fly-fisherman. Learning to fly fish herself, in time she began to think more about where her food came from and decided to learn to hunt. I really liked this book. Raff McCaulou’s discussions about the role of hunting in America’s past and present are balanced and articulate. But this is primarily a book about her journey from a gun-fearing New Yorker to a rural Oregon hunter/angler outdoorswoman. McCaulou was interviewed in the recent issue of Bark magazine and also wrote a column about fly fishing with her dog, Sylvia. The book is thoughtful, humorous, and really just a delight to read. I’ve met Sylvia (McCaulou’s in-laws own our local feedstore, my 2nd home) and I hope to now meet her owner!”—Sue, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters and Redmond, OR. Buy Call of the Mild from Paulina Springs Books.