I hunt for the food first, and the adrenaline second. If I don't kill something, then it's been a wasted day unless I've actually seen and passed on an animal or I killed something earlier in the day or the week and want to know what else I might be able to kill the next day or week. I have no altruistic reasons for being in the woods other than the fact that I love to hunt and hunting means killing or setting up a plan to kill in the future. I guess that's why it's a good thing I live in the area I do, since we don't have any limits on the number of deer we can kill, and I supply venison for many other people other than Travis and myself. I also love to hear the hounds run and feel the excitement of anticipation created by knowing there's a possibility that a deer just might get pushed to either Travis or myself. I make no apologies to people for killing, and actually detest hearing hunters claim that they "harvested" an animal. I've never harvested anything other than crops and vegetables and get personal satisfaction when the hunt results in a kill.
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