Re: All LongRange Hunters
<laugh!> I love that picture!
Well he picked his poison (if this is a hunter ethics argument then his foundation is irrelevent).
He could have easily went after the hunters in the south who use dogs in thick bush, or the Inuit who kill seals for food, or fishermen who use nets to catch fish, or slaughter houses that process 3,000 cows/day.
Bottom line is.. this is what we do, we're hunters. Hunters have aways been a necessary part of the human equation. Our bodies require it, the bible approves of it, the state allows it. He has just as much blood on his hands as we do, whether we shoot at 1000 yrds or 100 yrds is nothing more than our means of dispatch.
What matters is the humanity of dispatch and the purpose for doing it (I've always thought highly of the Native American tradition of giving thanks after a kill). I'll never forget my 1st kill and the immense feeling of satisfaction knowing that I actually acquired food of my own two hands rather than at Safeway.
This person who is ranting either started the thread for the kicks of a flame, or is a hate monger similar to a klansmen, who will hate 'pert near anything he doesn't like.
I particularly liked WyoWhisper's comments on the thread.
[ 08-06-2003: Message edited by: AlbertaBound ]