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Old 02-26-2013, 03:59 AM   #51
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Obviously there is no denying that I am an animal lover, and as I stated I have no problem with people doing what has to be done to put food on the plate. Maybe my own lack of experience is causing me to put sport hunting on the level as poaching. I think I would personally find sport hunting more agreeable if people used bows and crossbows to do it. I figure if it's going to be a sport, then the animal should have a sporting chance, no? But then at the same time it's probably less humane.
how old are you? and what is your viewpoints based on? facts or emotions?

hunting provides balance at the level of the eco-system. hunting provides the money used for protecting many different species of game animals. responsible and ethical hunting are nothing like poaching and ethical hunter despise poachers. they are nothing more than common thieves.

your lack of experiance is definately telling. the tool used for hunting has little to do with anything. you think it's so easy to just grab a gun, go into the woods and kill Bambi? it seems very obvious you have surely not hunted before. you might seriously give it a try and then tell us how easy it is.

before you flame on me, let me also say this. i too am an animal lover and killing for the sheer joy of killing is cruel and abusive IMO. hunting is a part of many of our members heritage. time was when hunting helped provide the food put on the table. many of us come from long generations of it. because of that heritage, we have become responsible and ethical hunters. killing only what we would use and doing it as quick and cleanly as possible. most hunters have huge respect for nature and their prey.
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DruidKing, do you not understand that without hunting, animal populations would be extremely high and they would be fighting and suffering because there would not be enough recourses, you seem to think that all hunters just go out and shoot animals in ways that make them suffer, and you're being intolerant and ignorant.

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how old are you? and what is your viewpoints based on? facts or emotions?

hunting provides balance at the level of the eco-system. hunting provides the money used for protecting many different species of game animals. responsible and ethical hunting are nothing like poaching and ethical hunter despise poachers. they are nothing more than common thieves.

your lack of experiance is definately telling. the tool used for hunting has little to do with anything. you think it's so easy to just grab a gun, go into the woods and kill Bambi? it seems very obvious you have surely not hunted before. you might seriously give it a try and then tell us how easy it is.

before you flame on me, let me also say this. i too am an animal lover and killing for the sheer joy of killing is cruel and abusive IMO. hunting is a part of many of our members heritage. time was when hunting helped provide the food put on the table. many of us come from long generations of it. because of that heritage, we have become responsible and ethical hunters. killing only what we would use and doing it as quick and cleanly as possible. most hunters have huge respect for nature and their prey.
I like what axxe is saying, I am an animal lover but there is something called the food chain. Its a circle of life, one kills to survive. I think that druid is referring to poachers, not ethical hunters.
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I would just like to say that pigeon shoots disgust me and are the most inhumane despicable act Ive ever witnessed (online). They leave the birds most times injured and left to suffer and toss them into a death pile.....flapping, rotting, and dying a slow painful death. That is not sport....its sick. People who indulge in that act should have their heads examined.

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I hunt nuisance animals for sport, deer and hogs for meat. Prairie dogs, coyotes, crows, skunks, raccoons, squirrels all can be a nuisance and need to be thinned down. Squirrels became too numerous and ate a hole in my house, you bet a got my air rifle out a took care of the problem. I shoot at coyotes that kill my cousins and neighbor's calves.

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NOTE: Not that I agree with all his NRA bashing, at all...but this video is just the tip of the iceberg of pigeon shoots. They are absolutely disgusting, inhumane, and thrill kills.
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Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eSlL6jsWBc

NOTE: Not that I agree with all his NRA bashing, at all...but this video is just the tip of the iceberg of pigeon shoots. They are absolutely disgusting, inhumane, and thrill kills.
Note: that is not hunting, that is killing. No one here is condoning that.
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I have a lot of friends who hunt. None of them will leave behind the kill or just kill "for the fun of it" If nobody will take the game, it doesn't get shot. As far as my sport, I shoot at those pesky "skeets", like the POTUS does with my shotgun(s) and steel and paper with the handguns. I do not oppose hunting, but I drive to the supermarket and do my hunting at the meat and deli counters.

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Agreed and sadly 95sniper, here in PA its still protected at private clubs in certain counties as an age old traditional "sport hunt"

These losers have no soul. There is no sport or honor in what they do.

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I wouldn't kill an animal of I wasnt going to eat it.

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