tsb wrote:I think he was just coming over to look at your truck.
Not very neighborly of you to shoot him.
Hunting is like that. Having gone hunting a few times, I was amazed at how BORING it was, and not particularly
sporting. More like a sucker punch than anything. Now, if the prey was equally armed and aware of the game......THAT would be exciting! That will not happen...
unless you join up and qualify for "special forces". True Sportsman......winner take all! Now that is HUNTING. I hear there is
some fabulous hunting in the Pakistan/Afghan border areas. I do not have the nerve for it, but many do!
Sport aside, it does provide control of various wild animals. Here in MA, trapping has been restricted for a while. Low and
behold, we have beaver issues now... Coyote are running around grabbing pets and an occasional toddler. It is funny to
hear the anti hunt people cry, then cry louder when the family poodle gets whacked by wild animal. Damned if you do....
As an AG guy, I have no problem killing animals. To me, it is work, not so much sport. I can see why people do not like
it. We would have way more veggie eaters if people actually could SEE where the MEAT comes from.... Killing is never a pretty
thing, regardless the reason for or the necessity of it.