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    There is a big stink all over my Facebook feed on this story, just wondering what some of your guys thoughts are on trophy hunting....
    Sometimes hunting is the only thing that makes sense.

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    First off what one does with in the rules and regulations is their prerogative. As for me my guiding principle is kill nothing I'm not going to eat. The notion of trophy hunting plays little into my decision of taking an animal or not. True I do appreciate and animal that displays better than average attributes however would never pass on a legal animal in the hopes of getting a "trophy" one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    First off what one does with in the rules and regulations is their prerogative. As for me my guiding principle is kill nothing I'm not going to eat. The notion of trophy hunting plays little into my decision of taking an animal or not. True I do appreciate and animal that displays better than average attributes however would never pass on a legal animal in the hopes of getting a "trophy" one.

    my thoughts exactly....
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    This is a PR disaster. It was a stupid thing to do without any thought to repercussions. Had this been a Lion,Tiger,charging Cape Buffalo or Rhino,there likely wouldn't have been an issue,but,this was a "cuddly" Giraffe which,at some point,every kid has as a stuffed toy to cuddle at bedtime.
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    Can you define trophy hunting ? It likely means different things to different people. For me every animal I take is a trophy to me , does that make me a trophy hunter.? Some folks wait all season for that big buck or mature bull and never take a shot or loose an arrow during the season. Does that make them a trophy hunter?
    Others travel the world hunting animals an pay big bucks and experience hunts many of us could only dream about . Are they trophy hunters?

    As far as I am concerned we are all just hunters . As long as its fair chase and the animal does not go to waste I dont have a problem. Having said that if you post a picture on the internet lying down beside a dead giraffe you should expext some backlash even if it is misguided or uninformed backlash.
    The only type of hunting/ shooting I would consider trophy hunting would be paying money to kill an animal inside a cage unless that cage is at least 5000 acres in size

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter John View Post
    Can you define trophy hunting ? It likely means different things to different people. For me every animal I take is a trophy to me , does that make me a trophy hunter.? Some folks wait all season for that big buck or mature bull and never take a shot or loose an arrow during the season. Does that make them a trophy hunter?
    Others travel the world hunting animals an pay big bucks and experience hunts many of us could only dream about . Are they trophy hunters?

    As far as I am concerned we are all just hunters . As long as its fair chase and the animal does not go to waste I dont have a problem. Having said that if you post a picture on the internet lying down beside a dead giraffe you should expext some backlash even if it is misguided or uninformed backlash.
    The only type of hunting/ shooting I would consider trophy hunting would be paying money to kill an animal inside a cage unless that cage is at least 5000 acres in size
    my defination of trophy hunter, is someone who only takes the animal as a "trophy" so in the case of a buck hunter, would basically be shooting the animal only for antlers, or bears as only shooting for the hide... so long as the meat is consumed i am fine with it... even if it is donated... my heart pumps whether i see a fawn come walking into my stand or a big 10 point... i like a nice rack as much as the next guy and alot of times i will pass on smaller animals early in the season in hopes of a larger deer, but more so for extra meat, as a 200 lb buck has more meat than a 100 doe, the antlers are just a added bonus... bears i choose to only shoot small animals for the quality of meat, couldnt care less about a "trophy bear" and would and have passed on such an animal...

    i can remember every big game animal i have shot, and could take you to the exact place i pulled the trigger, each one is a trophy animal in its own sense

    in the debate about not eating coyotes etc, i am fine with that as they are a nuisance in most areas, and are not being hunted a purely trophies...
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    Such Trophy Hunting to me is about bragging rights, notoriety or profit and doesn’t interest or fit who I am.
    My 2-main reasons for killing an animal through hunting is:
    - To harvest meat.
    - To remove a nuisance or threatening animal.
    When an animal is legally taken then I have no negativity to toss out.


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    You fellas are referring to Deer and Moose as Trophy's which they most certainly are but the reason you are out in the woods is meat, whether it be from a giant buck or bull. I can't wrap my head around feeding the locals with there kill, the locals have survived a really long time without someone flying in and shooting it for them just cause they had to urge to kill something. I myself am not fully educated on the hunting out in Africa and such. But for me when I see on Wild Tv these guys killing 2 or 3 Antelope to string from a tree just to bait in some Leopards to kill for what I assume to be fun (I know assuming makes an out of you and me) as far as i know no one eats Leopards. I just change the channel at that point.... You are right though as long as they are doing everything legally who am I to judge.
    Sometimes hunting is the only thing that makes sense.

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    I seem to have missed how this went from a comment in regards to people posing for pictures with dead animals to be an issue about women in hunting.

    His quote was "What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?" wrote Gervais."

    It wasn't sexist...but she immediately responded: " "Ricky Gervais has used his power and influence to specifically target women in the hunting industry..."

    So he has an opinion about people taking Trophy pics....why is that wrong ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDNSportsman View Post
    You fellas are referring to Deer and Moose as Trophy's which they most certainly are but the reason you are out in the woods is meat, whether it be from a giant buck or bull. I can't wrap my head around feeding the locals with there kill, the locals have survived a really long time without someone flying in and shooting it for them just cause they had to urge to kill something. I myself am not fully educated on the hunting out in Africa and such. But for me when I see on Wild Tv these guys killing 2 or 3 Antelope to string from a tree just to bait in some Leopards to kill for what I assume to be fun (I know assuming makes an out of you and me) as far as i know no one eats Leopards. I just change the channel at that point.... You are right though as long as they are doing everything legally who am I to judge.
    yes i hear you... no personal interest in hunting africa... and killing the antelope just to kill a leopard wouldnt set well with me either... but have seen shows where say a leopard of lion has become a danger in villages, and they have hunters in to hunt it... so i mean i can see it there...


    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I seem to have missed how this went from a comment in regards to people posing for pictures with dead animals to be an issue about women in hunting.

    His quote was "What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?" wrote Gervais."

    It wasn't sexist...but she immediately responded: " "Ricky Gervais has used his power and influence to specifically target women in the hunting industry..."

    So he has an opinion about people taking Trophy pics....why is that wrong ?
    ya she just ran out of things to fight back so tried playing that card... i do like what the one girl had posted, where she posted the pic and was like i had these as pudding afterwards lol
    fishy steve
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