Here are a few more photos that I took in the hunting museum at Montpoupon. Hunting is firmly anchored in the culture of the Loire Valley. We've learned to live with having hunters out in the vineyard from December through February every year, and organized hunts targeting deer and foxes at other times. Let's just call it population control — animal populations, I mean. On our walks in the vineyard, we often see game birds (pheasants especially), rabbits or hares, and roe deer. Natasha flushes them out of the vineyard rows and chases them. We sometimes see foxes, badgers, or pine martens as well. I know there are boars out there too, but I've never seen any in the vineyard.