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I’d Rather Be Shot

It’s inevitable: When I post a story about hunting, we get some blowback. The complaints and accusations are always filled with logical fallacies and outright ignorance. My new favorite is the, “I hate trophy hunters” crowd. I won’t do a deep dive on economics, conservation and sustainment that hunting provides. I have addressed that at length elsewhere. So let’s look …

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Hunting in Africa

Oddly enough, I was asked to join a Safari hunt this past winter. It’s going on right now. Would I have bought a lion tag? No. I’d rather spend $50,000 on some Class 3 weapons. First. But dangerous game is on my bucket list. I’m not a poacher. I’m a hunter. I eat the meat and mount the hides.If you …

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On Trophy Hunting By Scott Mayer

On Trophy Hunting   Recently, many hunters–particularly women–have been getting bullied, abused and threatened on social media sites for posting photos of themselves with animals they legally and ethically killed on “trophy” hunts. I expect everything from ugly statements to actual acts of violence from anti-hunters whose activism is nothing less than their religion, but what I didn’t expect were …