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Old November 5th, 2016, 08:39 AM   #1
 
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Some of them are understandably na´ve. For example, some just don't understand management hunts. Oh well, I cant expect everyone to. After all We are not all farmers ranchers and good ol country folk. And people outside of Texas may not understand that feral hogs are a nuisance invasive species that cause much damage and that's why we are allowed to hunt them year around to cull them. So I try to be patient but when someone just wont listen it gets hard to.

I do my best to explain that in Texas, feral hogs are classified as a pest not as a game animal, and explain why. I try to explain management hunts, for example, my husband hunted on a ranch, he killed two big old bucks whose teeth were worn down to a nub. The land owners didn't even charge him for them because they were management deer. In other words, they didn't have much time left anyway and it was only a matter of time before starvation or coyotes got them. Better he got them first and we got meat out of them.

If someone still won't listen I don't know what to tell them. My patience and speaking skills only go so far. Ok rant over.



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Old November 5th, 2016, 10:56 AM   #2
 
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I know how you feel , I lived in California the first 30 years of my life . I lived in big cities and while I have hunted and fished since I was a kid , and had friends there who did the same , by and large we were the minorities .
I've always felt if someone was really interested in why I hunt then I'd try to tell them why or how I felt about it , if they didn't understand or wanted to argue , I'd just leave . It's not worth it . Don't waste your time , their mind is probably made up about it anyhow .
Or, you can move . Like I did , and get lucky . Here in Utah it's a way of life !
I only wish we had feral hogs to hunt !
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HUNTING: We eat what we kill...plain and simple! While most people get their meat from the grocery store...I like mine raised in the wild!

In Indiana, we don't have many 'pest' animals...but we do shoot (or burn-out) the ground-hogs, when their holes are in the fields, because their holes can break farming equipment...and that can be very expensive to repair!

NAIVE: is a great one-word explanation of how many view 'guns' (hunting, personal defense, target shooting, etc.)...and if they listen to the main-stream media, they have received hundreds, if not thousands, of statements that contain...incorrect information...deliberately obnoxious perspectives, and out-right lies!

Interestingly enough...every time I've had an opportunity to take someone (usually it's a 'friend-of-a-friend' sort of situation) to the range for their first time...I give extra time and attention to helping them:
a) understand safety-first,
b) how to handle the firearm (load and unload both correctly and safely), and
c) how to shoot correctly (safely, with accuracy, and make sure they enjoy their first experience with a firearm.)

I have an older, 6-shot, 4" Ruger SP101 in .22lr (and occasionally have borrowed a friend's SR22) so that recoil is minimal (if at all) and accuracy is high!

I have yet to encounter an individual who, after (if not during) their first shooting experience ask to bump-up in caliber (try something a little more powerful) or not say, "Hey, that was a lotta fun...I wanna do that again!"

A positive and successful first experience goes a looooong ways towards eliminating the 'anti-gunner' mentality! Many just have to experience it in a positive manner for themselves!

Positive experiences matters!

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I've never had an overwhelming desire to hunt, nothing against it at all.
Until I got my bow. I think (for me) using the bow would be hunting. Using a rifle is just shooting an animal (perspective of someone that's never hunted).
I want to bow hunt wild hogs. We have them where I live in central CA.
Sadly work just doesn't afford me the time.
Don't take my opinion as putting anyone down, I'm not.
My Dad wasn't around to take me hunting, so I have no experience to take my kids.
Sad.

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I don't hunt anymore. I do miss it but due to a accident it's not going to happen. I do hit the range a bunch. But I haven't done that since this afternoon.
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The only 2 anti hunters I have no problem with are 2 co workers who are vegan. I may disagree with them but they are consistant.
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The only 2 anti hunters I have no problem with are 2 co workers who are vegan. I may disagree with them but they are consistant.
If they choose not to hunt that is their decision if they try to prevent my hunting then I have a big problem with them.
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I am so thankful to have had a father born and raised in S. Georgia. He grew up with a .22 and a 20ga hunting dove, quail, and small game around the family farm. An awesome neighbor took me deer hunting as a teen. The influence of those two men had me firmly in the hunter's camp before I ever met someone that had a problem with it. My favorite meal was Aunt Evelyn's fried quail with all the fixin's. I find it hard to understand how anyone that buys steaks at the meat market could protest me collecting mine in the field. More than just harvesting protein, hunting is spending time afield with friends and family and enjoying the great outdoors as too few do anymore. The feeling of being settled in your stand in darkness and watching God's creation come alive as sunlight bathes the woods is hard to describe. The anticipation as you double check your rifle, shotgun, or bow is priceless. Once someone experiences the thrill of the hunt they are usually hooked for life.
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As my wife says I am a hunting fool, Its what I do in the fall, winter, we file the freezer, do most of my own meat cutting wrapping,the scrapes we make into dog food, saves on the dog food bill as well as giving them a little meat with dog dinner, and their in great health. I don't defend it to anyone, if their willing to be understandable and listen I'll do the same. If not I have no time for them.We eat deer, elk, antelope, birds, regular its a main part of our diet. My wife is a to die for cook, and I not to bad myself. A short story my sister in law is big anti hunting, we have very little family time with them,I didn't know she was, for dinner I fixed deer steak with all the trimmings, they live in the deep south, she finished the first helping and ask for second's, then ask what it was after saying this is great what is it? I made a few points with her. To me its a way of life.
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Growing up much of our food came from hunting and fishing. Today I enjoy hunting but almost never shoot anything. Almost all the land I hunted as a young man has turned into sub-divisions and such. Now I hunt public land and it seems like there's 15 hunters per acre. At least I get in a good walk.

As far as anti-hunters go, screw 'em.
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Kind of funny reading this thread because I myself have been labeled as an anti-hunting type of guy due to my feelings about bowhunting and hunting photos. Oh well, it doesn't affect my small game and varmint hunts or the annual deer hunts I go on down in Tejas.

In order for someone to be an "anti" anything in my eyes is not only do you have to be against something, but also you feel that everyone else should be against it too. That said, I don't know anyone who's totally anti-hunting. They usually just say something like "it's not for me" or "I'd rather just buy meat at the store". Obviously my vegan/vegetarian friends don't apply, but I've never heard of them telling me they don't want me to hunt.

I guess I just been lucky in life and not have the misfortune of people shoving their beliefs onto me and telling me I have to believe that way as well.
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I don't hunt for food or meat and never have. Don't care to, don't want to, nor feel the need to do so. Cleaning and preparing dead animals in no way shape or form appeals to me as "a fun day". But I don't have a problem with people who do it either, as long as they do it humanely. I have also eaten game meat, although admittedly I don't really care for it in most circumstances. Maybe it's how it is prepared, but have tried it several times prepared by several different people.......just not my thing. Now I have dispatched many "pest" animals in my lifetime, including going on an actual prairie dog hunt. I don't fish either........rather just buy it all at the market........LOL!!!

But others can do as they please, make NO difference to me. As far as trying to defend what you enjoy to others, why? Why do you care what they think? As long as it's within the law, do as you wish and lose no sleep over what they think
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A short story my sister in law is big anti hunting, we have very little family time with them,I didn't know she was, for dinner I fixed deer steak with all the trimmings, they live in the deep south, she finished the first helping and ask for second's, then ask what it was after saying this is great what is it?
This to me is the most silly thing. People who will glady eat meat, and enjoy it, but are against hunting. They're against herd control in the wild but are OK with leading domestic cattle herds to massive slaughter to harvest meat from them? Maybe they really have no understanding of where meat comes from?
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To me the problem is that too many people want to tend to everyone else business. I don't care what anyone else does as long as it's within the law. With that being said, tell the antis to leave me alone and mind there own business. I hunt legally and ethically. My father taught me and now I've past it along to my son. He and I have a wonderful time together in the woods and feed our family. Now that he is a high school senior, we don't have a lot of off time together so we treasure our hunts together. We hunt family land and a couple of leases I have. We don't bother anyone. We try to help those less fortunate than us with some meat each year. I'll get off my soapbox now and tell the antis to mind there own business and kiss my a$$!
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I try to stay out of anti-hunters bigoted rants because I have found they are just a waste of time. At work a few years back I broke that general rule because this ultra-liberal "lady" would just not stop with the harassing comments directed at some of my friends so I finally asked her a question. I asked if she was or had ever been a vegetarian as I had been for a 5 year stint when my wife had been required to abstain from all meats for health reasons. I said no more. She could not help herself. She demanded to know why I asked her that. I said well I was try to determine if you ate meat or if you were a vegetarian. She responded with, yes I eat meat so what? I said to her , so you are a hypocrite that is all to willing to have someone else kill and butcher your meat for you but you think you have the right to harass and talk down to others that are willing to go out kill, butcher, and eat the meat they have killed themselves for their family does that about sum it up? Her mouth dropped open and you could hear a pin drop for about ten seconds until the guys she had been harassing for the last two days started yelling "now that's what I"m talking about"! She never brought up the subject again at least around me.

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