Read this this morning in the Dispatch.
Read this this morning in the Dispatch.
I just read that. I can't believe how many ignorant anti hunting idiots there are in this state. It really doesn't matter to me why you hunt, sport food trophies. What should matter is that it's done ethically legally and the game is not wasted. If you have 20grand to spend on a trophy guided hunt and you don't eat game meat, donate it or give it away.
Ya, I kinda took offense to the artilce, like that guy was trying to tell us something we didn't know. Maybe he didn't mean it that way, but I took it that way. I know why I hunt, it's because I ENJOY it and I like filling my own freezer.
I took offense to the article...and some of the comments too. Makes me wonder where some of those people migrated from.
"Grin and Bear It"
Basically, I think John is a reasonable guy with a good perspective. In this case, I thought the premise was good (ie respect your food and the game), but there were some pretty offensive things thrown in there (bow and blackpowder comments) along with a fair share of hypocrisy.
Take what you like and leave the rest, I suppose. I do agree that there are things to find offensive about that article.
I don't agree 100% with his view, but certainly don't take any offense to it. It's his opinion, I have my own, no reason to get upset about it.
Responsible Conservation > Political Allocation
Good read and I agree with most of what was have written, but......Lots of us truly enjoy hunting for the experience. In 17 years I have only not filled my tags once and the other years those animals were not all trophy bulls but meat.
We cant run down the other guy in an effort to prove out point as right. I do think our obsession of watching these hunting shows is a mistake as often times it is not "Fair Chase". I about loose my lunch every time the hunting show celebrity does the high 5 and gets all pumped up for the camera, makes the hunting community look foolish.
One mans opinion!
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Yoda, I'm not sure if youre agreeing or disagreeing with me. I think we are mostly on the same page.
I guess I'm a little confused how this article came from the John Schandelmeier that I am familiar with. As a trapper, distance dog musher, and long time bush dweller, I always thought he and I were of similar minds. Maybe its his young idealistic, former model wife, who is rubbing off on him.
He shows his ignorance right off the bat by calling a cow, HE. Every cow I have seen has been a SHE.
Hunt Ethically. Respect the Environment.
Apparently this guy isn't aware of the advancements in technology regarding archery tackle and muzzle loaders. Or the training and/or certifications required to hunt with them. It's not the 1880's anymore..
He's running his biased pie hole on what fact based intel?
Just one man's opinion. That's all. I agree with some points (we should respect the resource and make humane kills), and disagree with others (banning bowhunting, muzzleloading, and catch and release fishing etc.). It doesn't surprise me that some people feel like this. What surprises me is that someone would think his opinion was worthy enough to publish in a newspaper column. Actually it doesn't surprise me coming from the ADN. To each his own I guess.
I really enjoy most of John's articles, and agree with him more often than not. I appreciate the main point of the article (valuing and respecting the animals we hunt, knowing where our food comes from), though I disagree with some of the details (equating bowhunting with playing with one's food). Agree or not, these are good things to think about and to reflect upon, so for that reason alone I see value in his piece.
As for being offended by it, seriously...there are a lot of things in this world worth taking offense to. Something as innocuous as this? Hardly.
It's always life and death for the caribou, hunters or not.
I'll see your hand-built stone fence and raise you a Point Hope.
If cave men had been trophy hunters the Wooly Mammoth would be alive today
Sayak, a profound point you make indeed...thx
Yoda..thx, I figured that was what you meant...