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originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: seagull
Moose is definitely the most dangerous animal up here, or anywhere for that matter. I've been charged twice, once by a bull while in a row boat fishing in Idaho near Yellowstone and once by a cow protecting a calf while driving over Logan Canyon while on the Idaho side. Actually three times now that I think of it. Once while stopped to survey the area on a remote road while Mule Deer hunting in Idaho. A bull came down the dirt road towards me and I jumped in the cab. It stood facing me with it's head hanging over the hood. I believe that was the largest bull I've ever seen including here in Alaska. I pay them the utmost respect.
Polar Bear number two since they are far more dangerous than a Brown Bear and have one goal, to eat anything they can catch and they have no fear. If they are coming towards you, shoot or run, ain't no bear spray going to save you.
I don't get the whole idea of trophy hunting and I'm completely opposed. If I'm not going to eat it, I'm not going to shoot it. I don't have any respect for people who hunt only for the trophy, who give the meat away or waste it in any way. Leave them be if your not hunting for food.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: doobydoll
At the risk of sending this thread off on a tangent...
You seem to be equating hunting, with killing. I've hunted many, many times with nothing more dangerous than my camera, or a pair of binoculars. There is a certain amount of thrill to hunting, without any intent to kill.
Killing is easy. Man, as a whole, is a killer. Hunting requires skill, when you watch the cute little lion cubs on a nature documentary and they're springing and wrestling--yeah, they're playing, but they're also learning to stalk, to hunt. Lions find it easy to kill, too. All predator species do. Hunting, on the other hand, is an acquired skill.
originally posted by: Indrasweb
a reply to: Southern Guardian
Whilst I'm not possessed of the kind of pathological hate of Donald Trump that seems to be the current fashion, I cannot believe that even the most rabid Trump fan could defend this one. I can think of no justifiable reason for this AT ALL. Why the hell are people shooting living creatures for fun???
For food, of course, yes. For population control... mmm.. maybe.. sometimes... just for the giggles?? Sick man... sick..
I think hunting these animals should only be allowed if you're prepared to do it hand to hand... maybe with a knife or something (big cats have claws right), make it a fair fight and then maybe...