I emailed a friend earlier and mentioned how stoked I am for bow hunting to open this weekend. In reply, I recieved a comment about bow hunting being bad because of all the poor deer running around arrows sticking out of them and how it takes so many hours for a deer to die even when a good shot is made. now this friend of mine has never hunted, has family that are all die hard hunters of anything they can hunt, but has never hunted.
it was only a couple comments, and they werent meant to be a bash on hunting, but man, it sure got me going. It just burns me up, with all the information, the statistics, the studies that have been done to support the great benefits of hunting. the millions of dollars every year hunters contribute to support our habitats and parks, all the great things EVERY ONE enjoys because of the money we spend on hunting, and all some people can say is "awwww, those poor deer". I know you all here are familiar with the outcomes of high deer herds, but some people just dont think about that. or think about how tax payers will have to pay for the culling of these herds without hunting. Which, by the way, is HUNTING. Not only that, this particular friend has never once gone hunting. You're going to sit there and try to say you don't like hunting, when you have never even tried it? I challenge anyone to go hunting and not love it! OK, not every one is going to love hunting, but to claim you dont find something worth while when you dont really know anything about it is so naive. And when the topic is hunting, it just gets me going.
Just wanted to vent to a group who feels my pain.