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apparently in some eastern and mid western states, hunters feel they are being threatened by gov't officials & policies that are promoted by groups like peta & the humane society. funding is being cut and access to public land in some places may be restricted.<br><br>
are you anti-hunting, pro hunting, or neutral? do you make a distinction between big game hunters and bird hunters?<br><br>
if it were up to you, would hunting be illegal?
 

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Neutral to positive.<br><br>
There's a guy at Nate's work who hunts (and uses his kill for food) .... I'd like hunting better if he brought some in to give to me to cook. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I think that we should have an open season for people too.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I'm just kidding, relax.
 

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That made me snort!<br><br>
I don't have any particular feelings about it. I grew up in a family of hunters and my dad took me out once. I was to bored to ever do it again. When one of the boys would actually get something... ( I never say kill I say catch) we use all of the meat in sausage or steaks or burger but we use it all.
 

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I have no problem with it. Most of my extended family hunts & they eat what they kill. I would never hunt or eat any of it though.
 

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Animals go through phases of large herds. I think that it is natural for herds to eventually die off for one reason or another, and don't think they should be 'thinned out' by hunters.<br><br>
Just use lion poop for pest control, that's what I learned here. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I have no problem with it.<br><br>
I used to, but that was before I had actually talked to hunters about it. Imagine that!<br><br>
Every single hunter I have ever talked to has one thing in common. They respect animals. Once they kill the animal they process it themselves. Then they freeze and divvy up the meat amongst their family. They eat what they kill. Anything they cannot use, goes either into sausage or back out onto the land to feed the vultures, or other animals.<br><br>
I also know a person who donates all his meat to a charity that feeds the hungry.<br><br>
I know there are many people who will disagree with hunting, and that's fine. I am just glad I gave these hunters a chance to tell me their stories, and answer my questions, before I just dismissed them as animal haters.
 

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I kind of feel better about meat that's been hunted than farm raised in the way you see some of those "farms" are.<br><br>
I haven't met a hunter who killed just for fun and didn't use the animal. That maybe I'd have a problem with.
 

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Oh yeah.. totally. I have not met one either. I'm sure they exist.. I'm just glad they aren't any of my acquaintances, otherwise.. I'd have to disown them.
 

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DH hunts for birds - ducks mostly. He eats them. I have no problem with hunters hunting but don't care to do it myself. I don't care for much of the meat that is harvested either. I don't care for those hunters that hang their deer from the tree right out front of the house or make a big thing of showing off their kill at the local convenience store, dead on the back of the truck, though.<br>
THIS is the only animal I am seriously thinking of hunting into exctinction in my back yard.......<br><img alt="" src="http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m3/RaisingArizona/SQUIRRELINFEEDER_1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
But we are in the "Live Free or Die " state of mind here!
 

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As long as it is done legally and not wastefully, I don't have a big problem with it - although it isn't something I would do myself.<br><br>
I don't like the idea of people killing an animal and stuffing/mounting it as a trophy. I have more respect if the animal is consumed.
 

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Eat what you kill, and I have no problem with it.<br><br>
I don't have the stomach to pull the trigger myself, but those are my issues.<br><br>
--buzz
 
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