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Old 17 September 2008, 22:41   #51
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Nothing like a topic like hunting to get the crowd fired up. I propose that Ribnet have a policy that topics such as religion, politics and hunting not be allowed...

I am not a hunter, but have a number of friends that hunt deer and moose. My impression is that the "fun" part is mostly the manly bonding that occurs in the bush. Like PTs trip, most of these guys will spend a week or more in the bush and kill nothing more than a few quarts of rye! (And still have an entirely enjoyable time...)

I am pretty much a vegetarian, and a card-carrying member of PETA. I have no problem at all with hunting assuming it's done in a competent manner. IMHO, an animal that's raised in a factory farm, under constant stress and then slaughtered, has a terrible life when compared to Bambi!

In our part of the world, there are so many deer that many starve over the winters. If more were taken by hunters, it would improve things for the remainder...

Personally, until they figure out how to install a gimballed drink holder on a bow, or a rifle, it's not an activity I could participate in!
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Old 17 September 2008, 22:50   #52
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Gawd... I am a devolved barbarian... Who knew? And merican to boot! Oh well, won't lose any sleep over that revelation. And hell, if for some reason I do happen to wake up in the middle of the night I can always go outside and shoot something just so's I sleep better the next night! Might get lucky and
Stumble across some a them anti-hunting, anti-gun, anti-bow tourists I keep hearing about, haven't seen one yet though, bout rare as tits on a bull moose round these parts... Tuber, I'm a little suprised at you, having a nonsensical debate with foreigners, shame on you!! You are tuber, in the great white north, god's country, hell, the only thing more popular than hunting in Canada Is beer drinking and hockey, not necessarily in that order. And us mericans love you canucks because ya got the balls to live in a beautiful country where you have to be tough, tough because its usually cold enough to freeze your beers solid, tough because of mosquitoes, black flies, bears, moose, etc. Etc. Tough enough for a moose hunt in a small boat. Wilderness... Country so beautiful it can make your heart ache... They don't know jack shit about hunting. Get your moose, or mooses. Do not ponder comment from outlanders whose whole country would fit inside one of your small lakes/bays you have up there, they just will never understand. Pity really, stunted development you know, poor souls, no moose... Just on the telly.
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Ö.]My impression is that the "fun" part is mostly the manly bonding that occurs in the bush. Like PTs trip, most of these guys will spend a week or more in the bush and kill nothing more than a few quarts of rye! (And still have an entirely enjoyable time...)
So why bother with the killing part then? Sure, use your hunting skills and outdoor experience to track down these animals with your buddies, but why not shoot them with a camera instead? Youíve proved your point. Youíve had a week in the wilderness bonding with your buddies. You donít need to kill to do that.

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I am pretty much a vegetarian, and a card-carrying member of PETA. I have no problem at all with hunting assuming it's done in a competent manner.
I think you possible need to hand your PETA card back then. You do know their stance on hunting? They have a snappily titled flyer on the subject.. ďWhy Sport Hunting Is Cruel and Unnecessary.Ē

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IMHO, an animal that's raised in a factory farm, under constant stress and then slaughtered, has a terrible life when compared to Bambi!
Absolutely right . Factory farming is an abomination that really needs to be taken to task.

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In our part of the world, there are so many deer that many starve over the winters. If more were taken by hunters, it would improve things for the remainder...
Or, if we hadnít removed all the natural predators, then nature would swing back into balance. Unfortunately thatís never going to happen because Mankindís needs conflict with that. So Deer do need to be culled. Not by people who enjoy killing but cleanly, efficiently and coldly.
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...anti-hunting, anti-gun, anti-bow tourists I keep hearing about,
You don't have to be "anti gun" "anti bow" or even "anti killing" to be anti sport hunting...or haven't you been reading the post clearly? Missed an animal the size of a cow from 28 yards I believe. What would have happened if he just wounded the Moose? If you botch the shot as badly as that you have no right to take it. At least with the right tools you can get a second shot off real quick if you injure but don't drop your prey. Boys playing with bows and arrows... Hell even in our little Country if you can't put two killing shots in at ranges from 40 - 100 metres you don't get a ticket to "play".
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It was ok, I found your boat (little ship) but didn't speak to the salesman as he was constantly talking to interested punters.. Went to it 3 times, but each time he was deeply ingrossed in showing off the boat and generally being a good salesman. On 1 visit I watched him take down the potential customers details!

Had to duck and dive a bit to make sure none of my pals saw me looking at it!!!
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