I’m pro-hunting. As the Dallas Safari Club asserts in its big ass billboard defending its January convention, hunting preserves endangered species. (Yes, even lions!) And there’s no doubt that hunting helps conserve natural habitats. But I don’t hunt. Don’t get me wrong . . .
I’m not PC, squeamish or sentimental. I’d have no problem perforating Bambi, Porky or Mufassa with hot lead. In theory. In practice, I’ve never stared down my sights at a living creature. So I can’t say that for shizzle. And I don’t know how to hunt, exactly.
Not that it seems particularly difficult. As Jon Wayne Taylor instructed me on my one and only hunt, “see pig, shoot pig.” Which ended pigless. And required an endless dead-of-the-night schlep across Texas in Jon’s Tundra and an early morning hike that left me tired, bored and hungry.
JWT keeps threatening to break my hunting cherry. Meanwhile I keep working my ass off behind a desk. But enough about me, now about you . . .
Do you hunt? If so, why? If not, why not? For those who do, when did you start? What do you hunt? What firearm(s) and ammunition do you use?