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  • #2
    If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?

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    • #3
      Oh jeez, I don't know where to start. I think the simple answer would be that I love being outdoors and I enjoy eating meat and prefer to know where it is coming from.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
        If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?
        From experience, no matter what you say to them, they always interpret your words as "I enjoy killing animals." Ironic that the worst part of hunting is the killing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
          If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?
          Oh really? I happen to love killing animals! Lol I'm joking of course; I just had to say it.

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          • #6
            I hunt, therefore I am. To steal a philosophers line.

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            • #7
              I guess everyone needs something to bitch about, so who am I to deprive
              them of their fun ? That would be like asking anti-hunters why they
              continue to have sex and spread their stupidity further into the gene pool.
              The simple answer of because I enjoy it, would go right over their heads,
              so why even bother to play their little games. I think we should concern
              ourselves with others, but there is too much credibility given to the anti-
              hunting community!!

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              • #8
                JM hits the essence. Hard to improve on that.

                I've sometimes added - because I can't get venison at the supermarket.

                A truly simple answer. Because I love being in the woods observing nature when the sun comes up. And when it goes down. And the hours in between. And this gives me an honest reason to do so while procuring a significant amount of benefit for his family. Add the exercise, work, and fresh air.. and hunting for your existence might have been a tough way to live, but it wasn't a bad way to live.
                The 100lbs of venison my bow brought home last year while I enjoyed carrying it into the woods on 6 or 8 Saturdays is not to be scoffed at.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
                  If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?
                  I dropped another masked bandit at the coop last night. I can tell you, I don't really like the killing. Like so many other necessary things, it's work and not entirely pleasant. But stealing the gun control motto.. "if it saves just one chicken"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                    JM hits the essence. Hard to improve on that.

                    I've sometimes added - because I can't get venison at the supermarket.

                    A truly simple answer. Because I love being in the woods observing nature when the sun comes up. And when it goes down. And the hours in between. And this gives me an honest reason to do so while procuring a significant amount of benefit for his family. Add the exercise, work, and fresh air.. and hunting for your existence might have been a tough way to live, but it wasn't a bad way to live.
                    The 100lbs of venison my bow brought home last year while I enjoyed carrying it into the woods on 6 or 8 Saturdays is not to be scoffed at.
                    or for my family..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
                      If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?
                      How do you know the coon is out there jcarlin? Do you hear a disturbance, or just stumble across it?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                        I hunt, therefore I am. To steal a philosophers line.
                        Here's a joke one of my philosophy professors told us: Descartes had just moved into a new apartment, which happened to be on the second floor above a bar. Every night, he sat there trying to write, but it was just too noisy. Finally, one night, he lost his temper and stormed downstairs into the bar and screamed at everyone: "Will you people please just shut the hell up! I can't even think!" And he disappeared. (crickets ...)

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                        • #13
                          Because I'm one of the few but fortunate humans who were born with the urge to do so; whose caveman gene is somehow still alive in this day and age; and who believes that this is a virtue, not a shortcoming.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
                            If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?
                            Sometimes they may be trapped. Sometimes I hear a disturbance.
                            Sometimes, like lately there are signs that they've been trying the wire and I periodically take a step out in the evening and look. I have to clear the corner of the barn to see eyes bye the coop. It's amazing how often there are eyes by the coop.
                            My trapping rule is the traps will be in physical contact with the coop. Either live traps or dog safe.
                            Most years it's a couple a season keep hanging around. This year I could swear someone's been releasing them behind my house.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
                              If an anti-hunter or non-hunter asks you why you hunt, what is your answer?
                              A fox was back there later (This I confirmed by tracks when I went to inspect). He was allowed to walk. Fox gets a chicken at night it's because I'm not maintaining my stuff. That's my fault. Raccoons will eventually break in going so far as to fatigue the fence wire after a night or two of just repetitively working a spot near a post. Wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it a few times. That's different.

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