You sound just like my wife by telling me what I'm thinking. You have no
idea my motivations or reasons to hunt. I've never killed anyhting that I did
not eat. I do not wastefully destroy wildlife. There are many times I've gone
hunting and come home empty handed, but it felt good to go out and get in touch
with something that doesn't exist in the city. If you've ever hunted wild
turkey you would know where the sport is. It took me 5 years to harvest my
first wild turkey. I had to learn mating habits, calls and wild turkey biology
and put it into practice. When you finally get it right, and a turkey responds
to your calls and starts coming in and he's "talking" to you, you think your
heart is going to burst right through your chest from the adreniline and
anticipation. That bird will probably be eaten by a coyote or some other
predator if I don't shoot him. I just think of myself as just another predator
because I'm going to eat that bird, not just wantonly kill it for "sport".
Hunters are probably more concerned for wildlife and habitiat than most
plastic wrap, foam tray supermarket meat buying city goers will ever be.
Hunters are more in touch with all things wild and more concerned for their
procreation and and habitat although for a selfish reason, so we can continue to
hunt and we enjoy just being in the woods. Through our direct and
indirect(taxes, license fees, etc.) even endangered species benefit by having
their habitat improved and expanded. There are many side benefits to hunting.
And just so I can say there is an LBC content to this letter, I went
hunting a few times in one of my earlier Bugeyes. Kind of hard to lock up the
Mike MacLean-60 Sprite
P.S. This is the last of this from me.
> > Do you eat meat from the supermarket? Less sport in how that animal
> >and no sport in how you "bagged" it.
> >Mike MacLean-60 Sprite
> >P.S. Don't get me started on this.
> Yes, I do eat meat from the supermarket, but what's that got to do with it?!
> I don't brag about the size of the steak that I bought there, and people who
> work in the slaughter houses don't brag about the cow they killed to provide
> meat to the supermarkets. It's all a matter of survival, not
> "sport"......and please don't try to tell me that the reason you go out to
> shoot Bambi is to put food on your table. That ain't gonna fly! You have
> deceived yourself into thinking that you are a macho hunter, but, again, I
> say, "Where is the sport when there is no chance of the hunter losing and no
> chance of Bambi winning?" If you want to be a real sport, do something
> where there's some danger involved for you, too!
> >Wiedemeyer wrote:
> >> By the way, where is the "sport"?! Give Bambi a gun too, then it becomes
> >> sport!!
> >> Bob
> >> ><< You must mean a distant descendent of Bambi? I would guess that the
> >> Bambi
> >> > of the '50s(?) died a long time ago. My father-in-law says that
> >> in
> >> > the wild don't die of natural causes, so I won't say 'of old age'. >>
> >> >
> >> >- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> >> >
> >> >Bambi was released in 1942. The movie was released, I guess Bambi was
> >> >then...
> >> >
> >> >Allen Hefner
> >> >SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
> >> >'77 Midget
> >> >'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport