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    Quote Originally Posted by SK33T3R View Post
    Who cares what the British think?
    That whole country is run by the tabloid's and Coronation Street!
    They sure helped us with our fur industry.
    Just "bloody awful"
    Are you insinuating there is something wrong with Corrie Street?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dythbringer View Post
    Rather than acknowledge how skillful this guy needed to be to kill his bear (simply getting that much penetration for example requires a heck of a throwing arm), he is getting ripped apart by his own fraternity because he didn't use a "traditional" way to hunt. These same people have no problem with bowhunters who kill their animals in the same way (hemorrhage). That is hypocritical way to apply your hunting ethics (my way of making an animal bleed to death is vastly superior to your method of making an animal bleed to death).
    Well put..there are always going to be those that because they don't agree, they think it's wrong...

    I only wish more guys would put some thought into the sensibilities of the general public when they post these videos...you might be right, legal and happy with your performance, but knowing there are who oppose hunting in general, why put it out there and give them a forum for their condescending voices to be heard (seen).
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    Every hunter reacts differently when we kill an animal for food. I tend to keep it on the calm side & silently thank the animal for the organic protein it has provided to me & my family. I will never understand the woop-woop I just scored a touch-down reaction that you see on TV hunting shows. But hey we are all unique individuals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I only wish more guys would put some thought into the sensibilities of the general public when they post these videos...you might be right, legal and happy with your performance, but knowing there are who oppose hunting in general, why put it out there and give them a forum for their condescending voices to be heard (seen).
    I will counter with this thought. The way we acquire our food will always have critics (either loud or soft spoken). However, how we do this shouldn't be swept into the corner nor hidden (now over-the-top, exuberant celebrations shouldn't be the norm either which I wouldn't consider this to be) least we are accused of having some nefarious or shady methods. Rather than shying away from open criticism, I think we need to embrace it and discuss it. Show people we are not ashamed of what we do and there is nothing wrong with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SK33T3R View Post
    Who cares what the British think?
    That whole country is run by the tabloid's and Coronation Street!
    They sure helped us with our fur industry.
    Just "bloody awful"
    Hey hands of our Coronation Street where are millions of us in the Coronation Street Nation.

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    Keep in mind that killing a bear with a bow is not much different then a spear and if they ban that, then who is to say anti's won't go after bow hunting.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dythbringer View Post
    Show people we are not ashamed of what we do and there is nothing wrong with it.
    There used to be a tradition of driving thru town after a hunt with your 'kill' strapped over the hood of the truck to display, with pride, your success to the local town folk. It was a time when hunting was better understood/accepted.

    Try doing that small gesture now and see how many people get on your case and you'll find yourself at the end of a no win discussion real fast.

    I don't know why hunters feel the need to try and 'educate' folks about the sport. Disney has already done the damage that can't be undone. Most guys are ill equipped to approach the subject with enough tact to sway their best argument "you don't need to hunt" without digging the hole deeper.

    remember: "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
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    Nothing wrong with being excited. I will quit hunting when I get to the point of not being excited and thankful.

    Coach used to teach us to "act like you've been here before" when we scored a touchdown. No Motown boog a loo BS, no spiking the football because "it ain't all, or even only about you."

    Pretty sage advice in this situation also. Don't flaunt your successes as some won't agree or may wrongly interpret your excitement.

    The meat that anties eat committed suicide anyway, so no hypocrisy there..........

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    That was still being done in NB until just recently. In fact in NB you had to carry it in plain sight or it was a poaching charge.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    There used to be a tradition of driving thru town after a hunt with your 'kill' strapped over the hood of the truck to display, with pride, your success to the local town folk. It was a time when hunting was better understood/accepted.

    Try doing that small gesture now and see how many people get on your case and you'll find yourself at the end of a no win discussion real fast.

    I don't know why hunters feel the need to try and 'educate' folks about the sport. Disney has already done the damage that can't be undone. Most guys are ill equipped to approach the subject with enough tact to sway their best argument "you don't need to hunt" without digging the hole deeper.

    remember: "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    There used to be a tradition of driving thru town after a hunt with your 'kill' strapped over the hood of the truck to display, with pride, your success to the local town folk. It was a time when hunting was better understood/accepted.

    Try doing that small gesture now and see how many people get on your case and you'll find yourself at the end of a no win discussion real fast.

    I don't know why hunters feel the need to try and 'educate' folks about the sport. Disney has already done the damage that can't be undone. Most guys are ill equipped to approach the subject with enough tact to sway their best argument "you don't need to hunt" without digging the hole deeper.

    remember: "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain
    MikePal,

    I would say most hunters didn't strap animals to the roof (putting it on the hood would limit driver visibility) so much to display the "kill" as to transport. Any of the old photos I have every seen from my grandpa was the animal was on a car. There isn't really any way to transport an animal other than the roof when you have a car (trucks weren't really the vehicles they are now and not a lot of people drove trucks as a passenger vehicle).

    I would say there is a massive difference between posting an online video where someone has to search for it (people needed to search for the video) vs displaying an animal by throwing it on the roof (akin to be careful what you look for vs having it shoved down your throat).

    Just the same, I am not on a crusade to educate anyone. However, I am not going to hide what I do either. I have nothing to be ashamed of. I am an ethical, law abiding hunter who has no problem discussing with people what I do and I have no issues with speaking with someone who levels criticism against what we do. Sometimes it is a case of "Disney", others have ethical issues with it but in order to get understanding about what we do, communication needs to take place. My neighbor was against hunting. We had a lot of conversations and while there are species he doesn't think should be hunted, he understands that hunting is necessary for a good balanced ecology.

    Dyth

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