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Unread 08-06-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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I'm a Latino city dweller with an MBA. I am a successful contractor who loves to hunt. All three of my children hunt. One of my daughters who hunts is a wildlife biologist with the state of California. So much for ignorant liberal ecofascist stereotypes. Now I'm going to have a piece of Elk jerky for a snack while I map out our families fall Bambi hunt for October!
For you and for your daughter.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default hunting is not a sport

Hunting is a way of life for many of us...... not a sport!

It is a communion of life which confirms that man is inseperable from nature.

Hunting is one small aspect of living with an awareness of the relationship of all living organisms to each other and to their environment. This includes the celestial choreography of the planets which set the standards of light, temperature and atmosphere to which all living things respond as an orchestra responds to a single conductor.

More time is spent year around in woods, fields and waters observing and understanding the natural treasures hidden in plain view from professed nature lovers, nature neutral and nature oblivious.

The gardner and hunter both nourish and maintain their crop with reverence to ensure reliable and long term consumption. To say a hunter hates animals is to say a gardener hates plants because he tears them asunder and eats them.
In a society based on laws, the person who pays someone money for meat is as complicit as the person who hires a hit man to pull the trigger.

The anti-hunting crowd is entitled to their own opinion which I would never try to change. My response is for the nature neutral or nature oblivious that may read this thread.

"to shoot within a bow", as the old English phrase goes, is my preference.

The red fox has his preference as well.



pffft!
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Unread 08-06-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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I'm a Latino city dweller with an MBA. I am a successful contractor who loves to hunt. All three of my children hunt. One of my daughters who hunts is a wildlife biologist with the state of California. So much for ignorant liberal ecofascist stereotypes. Now I'm going to have a piece of Elk jerky for a snack while I map out our families fall Bambi hunt for October!
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For you and for your daughter.
And for the Bambi hunt.....
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Unread 08-07-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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The tiger, one of nature's most beautiful, powerful and intelligent animals, is currently endangered due to hunting. Do you think these people were eating the tigers? If they were, do you think the tiger was their best and easiest choice for them to eat? Do you think they had no more sustainable meat available? Hunters, justify this: a "time honored tradition" is killing of one of Earth's most beloved creatures.

You might say that you hunt only animals that are not endangered. Well, tigers weren't always endangered either.

You might say that any meat is contributing to the decline of a species. This really isn't a thought out argument. These animals were born for food. Tigers weren't. Foxes weren't. Deer weren't.

So before the next time you go out on a hunt... think about how you are impacting not just this animal, not just this environment, but the entire world. Perhaps, because of you, your great-grandchildren will never be able to go into the forest and see a deer or a fox. Don't we owe them the opportunity to experience nature and her beauty? Don't we?
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Unread 08-07-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Habitat loss more so than hunting has endangered the tiger.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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So before the next time you go out on a hunt... think about how you are impacting not just this animal, not just this environment, but the entire world. Perhaps, because of you, your great-grandchildren will never be able to go into the forest and see a deer or a fox. Don't we owe them the opportunity to experience nature and her beauty? Don't we?
I do hope you realize that if we do not hunt them....the same thing may happen....Over population is a big concern, disease and not enough food could very well give you the same outcome if hunting was stopped....

I bet the parents of this 16 year old daughter will differ with you....

*****One notorious man-eating tigress, known as the Champawat Tigress, killed some 200 men and women before being driven out of Nepal. She moved to another location, this time in India, and continued to kill, bringing her total up to 436 before she was tracked down and killed in 1911. She was known to enter villages, even during daylight, roaring and causing people to flee in panic to their huts.[5]
The Champawat Tigress was extremely cunning, as man-eaters usually are. She was found by Jim Corbett because he followed the trail of blood the tigress left behind after killing her last victim, a 16-year-old girl. Later examination of the tigress showed the upper and lower canine teeth on the right side of her mouth were broken—the upper one in half, the lower one right down to the bone. This permanent injury, Corbett claimed, "had prevented her from killing her natural prey, and had been the cause of her becoming a man-eater.*****


Here is the link..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_attack
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: In a house
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The tiger, one of nature's most beautiful, powerful and intelligent animals, is currently endangered due to hunting. Do you think these people were eating the tigers? If they were, do you think the tiger was their best and easiest choice for them to eat? Do you think they had no more sustainable meat available? Hunters, justify this: a "time honored tradition" is killing of one of Earth's most beloved creatures.

You might say that you hunt only animals that are not endangered. Well, tigers weren't always endangered either.

You might say that any meat is contributing to the decline of a species. This really isn't a thought out argument. These animals were born for food. Tigers weren't. Foxes weren't. Deer weren't.

So before the next time you go out on a hunt... think about how you are impacting not just this animal, not just this environment, but the entire world. Perhaps, because of you, your great-grandchildren will never be able to go into the forest and see a deer or a fox. Don't we owe them the opportunity to experience nature and her beauty? Don't we?

When I go to bed tonight I will go knowing that my kids can fish & hunt ONLY because of the modern sport of hunting. I'll go to sleep proudly knowing that I, & they, make a positive difference by taking an active part in conservation. On another note deer were born as a prey animal & to a large extent foxes are too.

I'm not sure if we are talking about African trophy hunting anyway. I got the impression the OP was speaking of hunting in North America where hunting is now a conservation tool and heavilly regulated.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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The tiger, one of nature's most beautiful, powerful and intelligent animals, is currently endangered due to hunting. Do you think these people were eating the tigers? If they were, do you think the tiger was their best and easiest choice for them to eat? Do you think they had no more sustainable meat available? Hunters, justify this: a "time honored tradition" is killing of one of Earth's most beloved creatures.

You might say that you hunt only animals that are not endangered. Well, tigers weren't always endangered either.

You might say that any meat is contributing to the decline of a species. This really isn't a thought out argument. These animals were born for food. Tigers weren't. Foxes weren't. Deer weren't.

So before the next time you go out on a hunt... think about how you are impacting not just this animal, not just this environment, but the entire world. Perhaps, because of you, your great-grandchildren will never be able to go into the forest and see a deer or a fox. Don't we owe them the opportunity to experience nature and her beauty? Don't we?
I'm not buying that anyone could be that committed to hokey idiocy. 17 posts in one day, all regarding some controversial topic, all taking an over-the-top, polarized stance that borders on or crosses over into lunacy.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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The tiger, one of nature's most beautiful, powerful and intelligent animals, is currently endangered due to hunting. Do you think these people were eating the tigers? If they were, do you think the tiger was their best and easiest choice for them to eat? Do you think they had no more sustainable meat available? Hunters, justify this: a "time honored tradition" is killing of one of Earth's most beloved creatures.

You might say that you hunt only animals that are not endangered. Well, tigers weren't always endangered either.

You might say that any meat is contributing to the decline of a species. This really isn't a thought out argument. These animals were born for food. Tigers weren't. Foxes weren't. Deer weren't.

So before the next time you go out on a hunt... think about how you are impacting not just this animal, not just this environment, but the entire world. Perhaps, because of you, your great-grandchildren will never be able to go into the forest and see a deer or a fox. Don't we owe them the opportunity to experience nature and her beauty? Don't we?
Fail!

The tiger is endangered not because of hunting but because of poaching and illegal trade. Please get your facts correct and at least be honest.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I like felines of all sorts too much to shoot one unless my life were really endagered. People are freaking out over bobcat sightings around here as if they were seeing tigers! Lions, tigers, etc are easily shot because they all gave relatively thin skins, but they are just too beautiful, and there aren't many left.

I'm all in favor of deer hunting for meat and for population control. Trophy heads...not really. They are too beautiful attached to the live deer, in order for other people to have the pleasure of seeing.
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