I finally fulfilled my dream of having my photo plastered all over a sleezy, shameless, gossip rag, AKA the British media. Apparently not everyone in the UK is thrilled that they can now receive the outdoor-oriented programming of MOTV. Despite all the international hate I received this past week via my social media outlets, my mom is still proud. I will never apologize for being a hunter . . . Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke faces criticism after launching ‘sickening’ trophy hunting TV channel
Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has been accused of scoring a “massive own goal” after his company launched an outdoor sports television platform in the UK which includes bloodsports and hunting shows. …
My Outdoor TV, which charges subscribers a 9.99 US dollars a month, claims to show “thousands of hunting, fishing and shooting episodes featuring the biggest names in outdoor TV…how-to videos and even wild game recipes.”
The launch has been condemned by Philippa King, the chief operating officer of the League Against Cruel Sports, who has called on the Outdoor Sportsman Group to “tread carefully” with its UK platform. …
“We’re living in a world now where most people can see how brutal and shameful trophy-hunting is, yet the Arsenal boss is choosing to launch his sick TV channel in the UK.
“The channel claims to show ‘ethical, fair chase and legal’ hunting. Most people won’t agree that trophy-hunting is in any way ethical, and studies have debunked claims that most of the blood money goes towards supporting conservation. I’m not sure in what way an idiot with a gun against an elephant is a fair chase.
“And yes, the hunting they show might be legal – though if they start showing hunting in the UK they’ll have to tread very carefully.
Hmm, was that a threat Philippa? I need to create the League Against People Who Hate on Hunters.
Not all animal rights activists are self-righteous jerks. It always amazes me to hear stories about animal rights activists who put their own lives at risk to protect the lives of the animals they consider to be family . . . Armed only with her grandmother’s shotgun, a South African woman fights to save her rhinos
Lynne MacTavish lives in a small wooden house on her South African game reserve with a fierce pet emu, a juvenile ostrich, a flock of geese, two Jack Russell terriers and her grandma’s double-barreled shotgun to protect her rhinos. She keeps an ugly statue at her gate: a tokoloshe, or evil spirit in the local traditional belief, installed by a witch doctor to ward off superstitious rhino poachers.
Every night MacTavish gets up after midnight, grabs her shotgun, clambers into her SUV and patrols for poachers.
She still gets flashbacks of the scene she found one windy October morning in 2014 and still cries telling the story. Poachers had killed two rhinos, including a pregnant cow she had known since the day it was born. Two more died as an indirect result of the attack and a calf, days from being born, was lost. …
MacTavish eventually called in vets to de-horn all her rhinos; her 32-year-old bull, Patrol, died during the procedure.
She strongly supports the decision to lift the eight-year ban on legal rhino horn trading in South Africa.
“The ban has been disastrous,” she said, because “it meant the only way to get horn was to poach it. The price skyrocketed.” It created a huge temptation for employees of farms like hers to work with poachers, she added.
Poachers are the lowest of the low.
It’s great to see hunting moms providing healthy meals for your kids and passing on the legacy to their kids. (Don’t tell Philippa King that this mom lives in Surrey. Wonder if she subscribes to MOTV.) . . . Single Mother Gives Up Food Shopping To Hunt Wild Animals
A single mum from Surrey has swapped supermarkets for hunting and is now serving up meals of wild rabbit, deer and boar for the dinner table.
Lisa Taylor has gained a sizeable following through her Facebook page, Lisa’s Shooting & Hunting Experience, attracting over 15,000 followers.
It is here where she uploads pictures of herself standing beside the wild animals she has killed, often posing with weapons. Sometimes the huntress even posts videos, showing the moment of the kill.
The deer pictured in the photo is a European roe deer. A coveted species on the SCI list but also pricey to hunt.
I’m not saying it’s because of aliens. But it’s because of aliens . . . Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse
An 890-square-mile federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse.
The Idaho National Laboratory is directly on the “path of totality” of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, and high numbers of eclipse watchers are expected along roads in the area.
Officials say the 24-hour hunting ban is needed for safety and security purposes, and only official business access will be allowed at the site on that day.
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says elk and pronghorn hunters for more than a decade have been able to access areas along the northern boundary of the site under specific guidelines.
The state agency says violators on Aug. 21 could face federal legal action.
Talk about killing
two fifty birds with one stone…. Hunters of the past didn’t just hunt waterfowl, they declared war on ducks by blasting them with almost a pound of shot . . . Horrifying old gun killed 90 birds at once
Designed to be fired from a punt (a small skiff boat), punt guns were intended to kill large numbers of waterfowl as efficiently as possible. Records exist of more than 90 birds being killed at once when the guns were used in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The diameter of the gun’s bore, the interior of the barrel, typically exceeded two inches, and each firing would dispense more than a pound of shot across the water.
Punt guns were primarily used for sport, to harvest large numbers of birds on hunting estates. The gun was fixed to the punt, and the hunter would silently direct the boat and the gun across the water, into the aim position. The gun had a very strong recoil; firing it would cause the punt to travel across the surface of the pool or lake.
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