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Old 11-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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How do you feel about this story? Should she be allowed to continue to hunt or be stopped?
Personally, I would like to see the TV show that Bachman hosts called "Winchester Deadly Passion" that follows her on different hunting trips across America.

While hunting the big kitty must have been exhilarating...a lot of people are upset about it.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/smiling-hunters-dead-lion-photo-highlights-big-cats/story?id=20918947
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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I liken it to the anti fur folks who harass little old ladies who are wearing a fur coat instead of protesting by going after the Hell's Angels hanging out at their club house in full leathers.

Miss Bachman is an ethical hunter who is an ambassador for the sport. This makes her an easy target for those who are against hunting of ant kind, and unlike the poachers, she is in the public eye. IOW, she is an easy target, thus to them, a means to an end to hunting through manufactured public outrage. She is the face of a target, but she is not the real problem.

What so many people see when they see a lion is Simba from the Lion King. What they don't see is the number of them that have gone after and attacked or eaten man and his livestock over the years. Hunting any species to extinction is never the answer, but population control is necessary to lessen the number of attacks, and keep the food sources of that species in check as well. Hunting is just one of the many ways to achieve this goal.

Add to that that the lion she shot was a male. Some may ask, what that has to do with any of this. The answer, a male can impregnate several females within his pride, and there are usually male cubs that will take his place in the pride in the event od his death. IOW, it's not like she shot a female, especially not one that is pregnant or rearing cubs. What she did has the smallest possible impact on the species as a whole. I see no wrongdoing here.

To me, banning Miss Bachman from South Africa is a lot like banning Aks and Ars because they look evil, and a handful of nut jobs used them to shoot up a school or theater. It is nothing more than a feel good measure, and it comes nowhere near solving the real problem.
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Is she doing anything illegal? If not, leave her alone.
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Idk how things work in Africa, but in America the best way to preserve the animals is to allow legal hunting seasons and prosecute poachers to the max. With that said, I dont think she did anything wrong. I've never seen her show, but I may have fallen in love...a woman who hunts (and bowhunts) and proud of it is amazing and very attractive. Take into account that she is absolutely beautiful and that makes it even better! Maybe I'm just a redneck, but I'd marry that girl:-)
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No laws were broken. No problem.
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Idk how things work in Africa, but in America the best way to preserve the animals is to allow legal hunting seasons and prosecute poachers to the max. With that said, I dont think she did anything wrong. I've never seen her show, but I may have fallen in love...a woman who hunts (and bowhunts) and proud of it is amazing and very attractive. Take into account that she is absolutely beautiful and that makes it even better! Maybe I'm just a redneck, but I'd marry that girl:-)

I think she's totally HOT too! I would let her teach me a thing or two!
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Idk how things work in Africa, but in America the best way to preserve the animals is to allow legal hunting seasons and prosecute poachers to the max. With that said, I dont think she did anything wrong. I've never seen her show, but I may have fallen in love...a woman who hunts (and bowhunts) and proud of it is amazing and very attractive. Take into account that she is absolutely beautiful and that makes it even better! Maybe I'm just a redneck, but I'd marry that girl:-)
When my wife and I got married, we had to move the wedding up by a week. If we hadn't, only 2 members of the wedding party would have shown up. The rest of us, my wife and myself included, would have been out in the woods for opening day of bow season.

You say you might be a redneck, there is no doubt in my mind that I am one, and I am enjoying every minute of it.
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Its not cheap to hunt in africa especially lions. Hunters pay enormous fees to hunt those to the governments involved who then use that money to support the hunted species. Lions still exist tiday because they are sport hunted with the majority of the funds going to the lion conservation.

So implying she should be stopped is the same as saying lions should go extinct...
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If someone is paying for it & its legal, I don`t see the big deal, with me I just don`t see how someone could hunt a horse; ie a Zebra !..............
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I love this quote "This photo is an absolute contradiction to conservation," Larenty said. "We pride ourselves in educational conservation and how do you explain to a child what this woman is doing?"

An absolute contradiction to conservation is when you force people who are actually preserving animals to waste funding dealing with people who have not preserved one acre of habitat. The actions of hunters have preserved millions of acres of habitat. The actions of conservationists have preserved thousands of lawyers.

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