Yes - Its great fun, and sometimes challenging
No - But I would like to give it a try!
Yes - And I also got the food from the kills
I support PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
No, I wouldn't want to try it
Survival is Key
Though I'd make the argument that hunting is a necessity in having a firm grasp of the reality of where our food comes from.
No, and wouldn't want to try it. Neither hunting nor fishing. I like eating meat, but hunting for sport? That's sick and barbaric. Killing an innocent life so that you could pride with a trophy of its head or something. How would you feel if someone killed you just to mount your head on a wall?
Hunting out of need = Necessary, Survival
The same action, with different motives. No different then say:
Murder to self defense.
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I don't consider it a sport because there is no compitition, once you're hunting cougars/bears with a meleeweapon, we can think about calling it a sport. I can understand the apeal, stalking a prey, surviving in the elements, feeling like your ancestors, but you lose me at using firearms.
I'm somewhat of an amateur tracker, I spend quite some time in the forests here, I love doing that, but I don't see what the benefit would be in pulling a gun on the animals I've been tracking, I'd rather point my camera and shoot it with that. I can get proof of my tracking that way,instead of mounting their head on a wall.
I don't see it as a sport, I'm not going to discuss the moral points behind it.
OnTopic: Never done it, but would try hunting FOR FOOD. A rabbit or a duck. However hunting for sport, especially endangered species like African lions (some rich sickos actually do this), is disgusting.
If someone goes hunting for a deer, shoots it and intends to eat it, versus buying a pack of venison meat at the grocery store what's the difference? A deer still had to die for it. The only difference is the intrinsic satisfaction a hunter gets from doing it themselves.
You seem to think it's like they're going out there mowing down herds of wild animals just to feel powerful.
Nope and never will.
I think we as a people do enough stupid shit to our planet and wildlife to just go around killing animals for fun. There are less destructive ways to enjoy oneself.
Hunting for food is a different matter. Aslong as it's clean and quick then it's fine. Even then I'm hesitant to do it myself.
The last time I did anything of the sort was mackerel fishing with my dad down in Cornwall where you paid to go on a boat with others and fish. Barbed hooks, bashing the fish to death or keeping it out of water so it can't breath, I hated it.
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No hunters that Ive ever known hunt for sport, they eat what they kill. I personally dont hunt but I support it 100% if you are hunting for food. Anyone kills just for the sake of killing is and idiot.
I've never hunted personally but I know lots of people who do. None of them do it solely for sport though. The meat is always used. Venison is mighty tasty and nothing beats deer jerky.
After getting my dog I've started considering it (well not hunting for sport, but hunting for food), would be the best way to feed my dog healthy BARF way. Especially when he's atm 5 months old and already eats 2-3 kilos a day.
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I would only hunt to get the food I need to survive. I am against killing something just to kill, it slightly disturbing.
Before you say "What about bugs?" I have already covered that in a different thread. I put little bug signs up all around my yard that state, in Buganese (the most commonly used bug language) "All who enter forfeit their life if caught. If discovered outside their sentence will be determined on case by case."
I've never hunted, and don't really have a desire to hunt (I don't generally like the outdoors, or traipsing around in the cold), but I can see why hunters do it, and I can see why they would find it enjoyable.
I have a feeling that The EagleOwlMage is having a problem with grouping hunters. It sounds like he'd have a problem with some rich guy going to Africa and shooting himself a Rhino. I might have a problem with that too.
But a deer hunter in the US. I think you have some misconceptions. Hunters may do it for the love of the sport, but it's not like they go BANG BANG and leave the carcass out in the woods.
But whatever, I'm tired of hearing the crying over the poor poor animals...