I simply loved the article in the January 2011 issue by Walt Hampton; Legal vs Ethical. This is a phrase I`ve used often, and many times right here in the Deer and Deer Hunting forums, saying that, "Legal doesn`t mean ethical....."
Walt is right, and voices my concerns about hunting becoming an industry, which it never should have become, then, even takes inventory of the real reasons the true hunter hunts; the love of hunting, the love of white-tails, wonderful time in God`s creation, and time with family and friends, and not to mention the wonderful flavor of venison on the table.
At times recently, I`ve wondered if I would keep my Deer and Deer Hunting subscription. As much as I love the information and some of the good people here, I`ve grown weary of the sexual and unwholesome ads in the magazine, as well as the endless rambling and nonsensical rants from ted nuggent, a, now, ticketed poacher.
Deer hunting for me, and I suspect for many of you here, is a pure and vital pursuit; it`s something I do that is an expression of myself, as well as an outpouring of what resides inside me.....the noble, yet still, unadulterated predator. Deer hunting is what I am, it`s what is important to me, and it`s something that is bigger than me....bigger than a hunting industry.....if it were to wither and die, I might just as well wither and die along with it.....it`s that critical to me, and I bet to you all too.
Thanks to Walt Hampton for a great, and timely piece that captures the true spirit of what white-tail hunting is really about, and that will, hopefully, make some consider what really is inside them.
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