25th Aug 2011: Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher by Bob Redwater

Name of speaker and subject:

Bob Redwater

Title of talk:

Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher

memoirs of an edinburgh poacher

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Childhood
  • Hunting
  • Ethics
  • Bowmaking
  • Boomeranging
  • Nature Notes
  • Ferrets to Dogs

Suggested you-tube links, websites and / or texts where further information may be found:

Memoirs of an Edinburgh Poacher by Bob Redwater
Wild Food School Urban Foraging Guide
Urban Foraging
Edible Plants, Foods and Fungis
Plants for a Future

A few words about you and your passion:

I am a hunter and fisherman and enjoy being in the outdoors. I’m also keen on horses. I’ve worked on a cattle ranch in New Mexico and ridden through the Tham Desert in Rajasthan. One of my best friends is Mr Lone Eagle Redfox, a full-blooded Lakota Sioux I met in Albuquerque ten years ago and have corresponded with each other ever since.

A few lines about the history of your subject:

Penalties for poaching since the Norman invasion people have always taken the risk of punishment to procure meat to feed their families.

Anything else you may want to say:

I have written an honest account of my life as a hunter, which includes my criminal conviction for poaching on the Laird’s land.