I could care less what you shoot as long as you’re legal and either eat or put the game animal to good use for others. I do not agree with most of the state management programs but respect the right of all who legally pursue their tags, and their right to bear arms. I do not agree with the genetic growing of farmed animals fenced in and turned out for killing. And game animals raised on farms by their owners are not to be considered for Boone and crocket or any other record books.
First off I was raised up on venison, elk and beef, we rarely went to the store for food and my father was a true outdoorsman and taught me not only what kind of animal to harvest but also the management part. We ere taught that it was a blessing and a special moment to be presented with food to survive on, and killing an animal for sport well dad would of skinned us alive for that.
There were no celebrity hunters then, it was a different time and place, when almost anyone who did hunt was out of the need to survive and or supplement their lives. After my return from Viet Nam guns and hunting did not appeal to me but the blood of a outdoorsman runs deep and 30 years later I got the bug calling coyotes, much to my surprise the so called hunter had changed. That was 11 years ago and in that 11 years I have watched a few things transpire. The harvesting of an animal for survival was transformed into a sport, new technology made it possible to capture your hunts for show, bragging and entertainment, and then came social media where anyone could capture there hunts and adventures to show the world in real time. Along with this came the corporations who decided that they would capitalize on this new age, while doing this they farmed out there products to china for bigger profits and still proclaimed to be patriots, outdoorsmen, ect. (you know the ones).
Along the way the non hunter, the pathafist, the pet lovers animals lovers and more were now able to see every hunt, every kill, every moment which by all means should be held sacred to the one hunting. Of coarse there was an outcry, and thus the cycle of madness moves on. We demand that all who oppose our killing of animals for sport to just leave us alone, but at the same time we must respect there rights to voice there objections without the name calling slobbering blather I see every where.
If you’re going to make money from the sport of killing animals and want to be a celebrity hunter then you’re going to have to take the hits like a big boy and realize that there are those who just don’t like killing animals. Be smart be humble remember if you’re making money from sport hunting you are blessed, many of us envy that and are at times jealous and often times turn on our own. If you’re associated with big corps you are open to their policies and pc, and they are interested in profits only, when they get pressure from stock holders they cave and will do whatever it take to stop the bleeding. And last but not least if you post your hunts, trophy’s and kills on public forums shut up with the crying and be ready to take the heat, after all we are the ones always shooting off our mouths about freedom of speech.