Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
This is a kind of silly cartoon, but it explains very well why trophy hunting = conservation. It's preaching to the choir for the folks on here but it might be worth forwarding to any non-hunting young folks or coworkers.
Edited by Palehorse (09/24/1609:43 PM)
“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”
My daughter sent it to me also. I don't like the caricature of hunters as egotistic buffoons, but aside from that it at least speaks the factual truth about the role of hunting as indispensable to conservation.
It's a good example of even a liberal-leaning group willing to examine the facts and find the truth on an issue. We could use more of that from both liberals and conservatives.
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.
What these toolboxes don't understand is that hunters respect and value the animals more than they do. Hunters go spend time and immerse themselves in nature and understand and appreciate it far more than some faux intellectual hipster who never leaves the confines of some urban enclave. Hunters spend their time and money protecting and increasing the health of the animal populations. Hunters do far more to protect and encourage animal populations than do these sideline sitters, and hunters do it out of a deep appreciation for wildlife.