posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by HelenConway
Well that is not a Vegan Diet and I have no issue with such a diet. Personally...I am a Hunter and there is no other group of people alive that is
more in favor of conservation and protecting animal species than Hunters. I live in Mass. and almost 100% of the money collected from Hunting and
Fishing Licenses is used for Conservation.
Right now there are more Deer, Bear, Turkey, Pheasant, Quail...etc...in Massachusetts than there have been since the early 1600's. Mass. also has
more trees than it did since the late 1600's although because of Acid Rain the numbers od Brook Trout and various Pan Fish and Bass have been reduced
as well as the overall decrease in numbers of Amphibians, Snakes and other Reptiles.
The DEER population is so high that the State is allowing Hunters to harvest more than one deer on a Hunt as such high deer populations cause and are
causing disease as well as starvation as starving deer will eat the bark off of young trees causing those trees to die and thus resulting in soil
When I hunt I kill quickly by being accurate and familiar of a deers anatomy. I like the vast majority of Hunters would never take a POT SHOT hoping
such a shot could quite possibly hit a distant deer. I am also an expert with various Bows such as Compound and Recurve and have shot Black Powder
This next statement I KNOW to be true. Kids who are brought up having a respect for the Wilderness as well as a DEEP RESPECT AND REVERENCE for what
they hunt, kill and dress...will never grow up to be the type of person who wastes foood and they would NEVER WASTE MEAT. This is so because knowing
what it is to take an animals life as well as having to gut and dress it...gives them a deep connection to what had to be sacrificed in order for them
This deep respect for all living things is something a person carries with them for their whole life and even if that person was to go to WAR or do
something similar...this experience and knowledge allows them to understand only too well what is at stake as well what the consequences are for
pulling that trigger.