Listen up vegans, tree huggers, fruitarians and herbivorous liberals . . . According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, since the late 1930’s, hunters, target shooters and the firearms industry have been the nation’s largest contributors to conservation. They’ve paid up to $11b for programs that benefit America’s wildlife and ALL who love the outdoors. You’re welcome. Now let’s get this party started . . .
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I think Ryan, the healthy happy vegan needs to become a crocodile whisperer and live amongst the crocodiles in Africa for a while. It’s apparent he believes two crocodiles plotted and executed the assassination of a well known hunting guide in Africa to preserve their fellow animal friends. I felt like I was watching an episode of snapped with his descriptive crime scene theories. Apparently, he also believes that the meat harvested from elephants during a safari hunt doesn’t go to good use. Yet another reason why he should move to Africa, live amongst the hungry villagers in Zimbabwe that have to resort to eating baboons to survive. I give Ryan the Happy Vegan one great big STFU from Texas.
Let’s watch how this elephant carcass clearly goes to waste at the hands of villagers. Ryan the Happy Vegan (eye roll) . . .
See What Happens to an Elephant After Elephant Hunting – “Hunting of elephants by tourists is cost effective, profitable and easily monitored. The foreign hunter pays for all participation in the hunt, including government fees, and for taking the natural resource. A government representative is usually present. Animals are taken under a quota. The stakeholders in such an arrangement include the hunter, the professional hunter (guide), the regulatory agency (National Parks or Wildlife) and the people who live with the elephants (the community).”
Excuses, excuses. Unlicensed hunting at three-year low . . . “’As you can imagine, we hear all kinds of stories about why they may not have had a license,’ Schaller said. ‘I think probably the rationale we hear most often is they thought maybe the species they were hunting was covered by the actual license they had; say they had a deer license and maybe they were hunting coyote, and they’d say ‘I thought the deer license covered all hunting.’” Telling a game warden that you thought your deer license covers all other species is like telling a cop the you thought it was a really long yellow light. Stop lying. In Texas, you don’t have to have a license to hunt “nuisance fur bearing animals” but you do have to have one to hunt a turtle apparently.
Speaking of do-it-yourselfer’s, check out these awesome hunting blinds! I love looking at hunting equipment I can’t afford . . . it makes me feel like I have something to look forward to. Nah, just give me a trailer in the sky and my Weatherby Vanguard Camilla because I like the simple life. What’s your dream hunting blind? [Note: not “what’s your dream while hunting while blind.”]
I’m not a fan of fanning. Unless it’s Dakota Fanning. Which isn’t fanning in Dakota – unless it’s Dakota Fanning fanning in Dakota . . . Turns out, the turkey hunters were stalking each other. Then one of them fired – “Fanning is an effective tactic, and toms that have often ignored a hunter’s calls have run to a turkey fan, thinking it could be a rival tom. Some turkeys have actually collided with fans held by hunters. Other times, hunters have hidden behind a fan and crawled across open ground to a flock of turkeys that think it’s just another bird coming to tag along . . . ‘The error is always with the shooter on these kinds of things. They pulled the trigger,’ said Hughes, with the National Wild Turkey Federation. ‘The problem is with some techniques, like fanning, it makes it all too easy for the shooter to make that mistake.'” Bottom line: beware of your target and who’s crouching behind it.
A final thought: “We’ve got a problem here, and we are willing to fix it ourself. We have that Western, swashbuckling, cowboying type of way to deal with things. It’s part of the culture, it’s different than any other state.” Representative Mark Keough, Texas Lawmaker Wants to Legalize Hunting Feral Hogs from Hot Air Balloons