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Poll: How do you feel about hunting of wild animals? (51 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you feel about hunting of wild animals?

  1. I think it’s a GREAT sport! (4 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  2. I think it’s a legitimate way to obtain food. (22 votes [43.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.14%

  3. I think its important people know how to hunt in case of a collapse of society. (9 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  4. I think it’s inhumane and not necessary for our survival. (5 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  5. I have no opinion on it. (5 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  6. Other – Specify below (6 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

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#61 Hawk

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:20 PM

well...I said you could...not that you should!!! I love the taste of wild game...especially Elk and deer.

When I was hunting, I'd make jerky out of all the little pieces left over too...hardly a spec was wasted!

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:35 PM

Then why bother?

Part of the joy of killing game is the different flavors. I don't want my duck tasting like chicken and I don't want my venison tasting like beef.

I grew up in a family of outdoors-men. We were taught early how to kill wildlife, how to clean, store, prepare, and eat it, but more than anything how to respect it. Its in no small part because of DU and their offshoots that many of the wildlife preserves in this country exist. For every dollar I spend on ammo I give a like amount to a conservation organization and while my amount may be atypical I'm not unique.

Id bet hunters as a whole do more to protect wildlife than all of the tree huggers, gun grabbers, and nature lovers combined.


This post gave me some chub.:Yawn:

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:39 PM

Then why bother?

Part of the joy of killing game is the different flavors. I don't want my duck tasting like chicken and I don't want my venison tasting like beef.

I grew up in a family of outdoors-men. We were taught early how to kill wildlife, how to clean, store, prepare, and eat it, but more than anything how to respect it. Its in no small part because of DU and their offshoots that many of the wildlife preserves in this country exist. For every dollar I spend on ammo I give a like amount to a conservation organization and while my amount may be atypical I'm not unique.

Id bet hunters as a whole do more to protect wildlife than all of the tree huggers, gun grabbers, and nature lovers combined.


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Close but no cigar. I know the hunters I am friends with do their part but on the whole, i doubt that.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:10 PM

Stay safe. Don't poach.

Not my cup of tea, would much rather go wet a line and catch some fish, but it would be a bit hypocritical for me to bag on hunters since I love fishing so much.

Killing Bambi would make me sad, but I have had fun birding.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

Jimmy Johnson is such a ***.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:22 PM

Stay safe. Don't poach.

Not my cup of tea, would much rather go wet a line and catch some fish, but it would be a bit hypocritical for me to bag on hunters since I love fishing so much.

Killing Bambi would make me sad, but I have had fun birding.


I...HATE...poachers!

Sometimes I wish I had become a Game Warden in SC.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:34 PM

Me too.

The bastages that take animals or fish out of season or over creel limits make me very angry.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:53 PM

There are two counties in western North Carolina where spotlighting is legal.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:57 PM

Wow... who'd have thought this would be such a topic?

Well... here's my two cents since I made the post....

With the modernization of animal herding, slaughter and processing, the NEED to hunt for MOST people is simply non-existent.

However, that being said, I do believe that there is a small minority of some people who use hunting as a legit source of food, and that practice is fine.

Also, I believe that the skills required to hunt are something we shouldn't completely abandon. There is a little more to hunting than sitting on a cooler for hours waiting for a deer to trot on by. There's a tracking aspect, a calling aspect, camouflaging, weapon selection vs. intended game... it's actually quite complex to do it efficiently and cleanly. I think we need to retain these skills as a society for potential future needs.

Now... sport hunting... I am against. I find that to be a perverse and arrogant disregard of life, and serves no purpose other than to destroy the strongest animals of a species all to satisfy a debased emotional fulfillment. When I hear people say "Ya, I bagged me a 9 point buck" with some sort of amusement or satisfaction, my stomach turns and I have to stop listening.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:02 PM

There are two counties in western North Carolina where spotlighting is legal.


ONLY TWO!!!? WTF!?!?!

Thought that was nationally outlawed.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:06 PM

ONLY TWO!!!? WTF!?!?!

Thought that was nationally outlawed.


Nope..just along the bible belt.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:11 PM

humans are the top of the food chain in most parts of the world. we evolved surperior eyes, and senses, and a surperior brain to help us hunt and survive for 100,000 years until we learned to cultivate the land, and live a less nomadic lifestyle about 6,ooo years ago.

its like why a housecat still likes to chase birds. its just natural.

i dont have a problem with hunting, but i hardly ever do it. i'm not patient enough, i want to shoot something NOW dammit!

but i can definately see whay it is still common, and traditional.
the bond of a father teaching his son to hunt has been around for a long time.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:04 PM

for some, sport hunting is a hobby and in my opinion, as long as they eat what they shoot...what's wrong with it? No different than going fishing etc. If I can do something I love, go out hunting, and at the end of the hunt put food on the table...then hell ya! Some would also argue that buying meat from the store is more cruel than going out and killing Bambi and his daddy!!!

Shoot it + eat it = all good in my books

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:06 PM

Some would also argue that buying meat from the store is more cruel than going out and killing Bambi and his daddy!!!


Far more healthy too. Fewer steroids, additives, etc.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

I'm kinda lucky, I don't have to hunt for any kind of wild game. Got plenty of friends and relatives from further back in the hills that are more than happy to give away some trout and deer. And some bear occasionally.