Do you go hunting?

United States
November 24, 2009 7:34am CST
Do you like to go deer/bird hunting? If so why?..,I hate hunting I can't stand animal crulety led alone going out into the woods and shooting defensless animals...I mean come on you have a F'ing 30ot6 with a scope up in a 60 foot deer stand...where's the fun in that? besides why go out and kill an innocent animal when you already have food in your freezer?
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@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Nov 09
In my part of the country, this IS how a lot of people put food in their freezer. In fact, I know quite a few families that wouldn't have much meat in their freezer if they didn't hunt or if there weren't hunters who donated meat to families in need. Cruelty would be taking a half arsed shot at prey you can't see well, injuring the animal while still off at too far a distance to humanely finish the job. A quick, accurate single killing shot at close range from a tree stand is far more humane wouldn't you say?
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@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Nov 09
There are unethical hunters out there and it's a shame, because the few give a bad name to the many good ones. Most I know though, are very ethical and have great respect for the woods and wildlife as well as for their weapons and the laws governing hunting and fishing.
• United States
8 Apr 10
Hunting is just not about shooting animals. It is about being with family and Friends and enjoying the outdoors. And if not for hunters their would not be enough food and land to support the population. For more good info goto www.huntinganytime.com
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
24 Nov 09
i dont go hunting because to me its boring to sit out there all day, but i will eat me some dear meat. to me its not being cruel to them its help to level things out. and if you ever hit a deer in your car and you need to dash big bucks to get it fix or you total it because of a deer yeah will change your mind. but then again we eat cows, chickens whats the different
@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Nov 09
You should see what a moose can do to a car.
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• United States
24 Nov 09
i could igmine.. kill it and eat it lol.
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Nov 09
Hi Bloodshyne, No, i don't go hunting. I am scared of wild animals and i pity them. i know if ever i will be given the chance it will be an exciting experience but i just can't imagine myself in being in the wild and with the wilds...
• United States
24 Nov 09
perhapes fishing is more up your ally?
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Nov 09
You're are right. Me and my kids love fish and that's what i am considering having at home. We also love birds and i had lots of lovebirds when i was in my teen years. But it's being discouraged now to have pet birds. So the safest is fish.
• India
24 Nov 09
Yes. I go hunting with my dad everyday. We will hunt birds like crow, neighbours hen, and every week we try to hunt rabbit but mostly we fail. my longtime dream is to hunt a snake. let me see when that going to happen. other than this, i always stay away from wild animals. everyday night i kill mosquitoes in my room. i think that is also one kind of talent. what do u say my friend?
• United States
24 Nov 09
I say mosquitoes arre alot safer than snakes (8=X
@Ambreya3 (100)
• United States
24 Dec 09
From reading your comments it seems like you know alot of people who don't really hunt, they just kill. I myself could never do it. I eat meat but I could not be the one to shoot the deer or slaughter the cow, pig, etc. But, that makes me appreciate the people who are willing to do that so that I can eat. I lost my job back in May and have a baby at home. Things are tough right now money wise. My boyfriend killed 2 deer this year and we ate/are eating the meat from them. In the past years when he went hunting I had the attitude that it was cruel and he didn't need to do it, but now that I appreciate and NEED the meat so we have food to eat, I changed my way of thinking.
• China
25 Nov 09
I had never hunted any animal.I love animal, so I just eat it.
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
25 Nov 09
hunting is something i have never done and never had any interest in either. i could not kill an animal for sport. if it were for survival it would still be hard but i would force myself to do it to feed my family.
• India
25 Nov 09
grandfathers will go for hunting and it is also their hobby they hunt birds to make food we are near the forest area so the wild animals will destroy the agricultral land to avoid it they will hunt the wild animals
@zamurai (47)
• India
25 Nov 09
I dont like to go for hunting. Hunting is a real cruelty.There is no fun in such activities. Killing is a bad thing if it is for animals also.
• China
25 Nov 09
hi ,bloodshyne ,i never to do that before ,because it's not animals and also not allowed in the city i live .all the animals to be cherish in the city ,if you want to see you had to go to the zoo,so i never the opportunity to go hunting ,but i have one opportunity let me to do it ,i will say :not ,becase i like animals ,i don't want to kill them just for fun
@bettydeng5 (1709)
• China
25 Nov 09
When I was young, I often went to forest with my brother to hunting for the wild rabbit,wild birds etc. When I grown up, I understand we can't hurt these active animals, on the contrary, we need to protect them. Now wild animals get little and little, one reason of those was captured by the hunter.It's so cruel.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
24 Nov 09
I have nothing against hunting wildlife. In fact I believe its actually a good thing we have hunters who can reduce the ever swelling populations of birds and animals that run over private property and destroy the food crops that farmers depend on for their livelihood, and that the human population depends on to put food on their tables. That being said; I am happy that these hunters will do it so that I do not have to. I take great pride in being a "Lover not a Fighter!"
@merlinsorca (1123)
• United States
24 Nov 09
I don't hunt but I do not find anything wrong with it, either. I have to say that I disagree strongly with you. There is nothing cruel about hunting, especially if the animal is killed quickly. When hunting, everything is taken nothing is wasted; they die like they would normally by natural predators. The remains are used for food other things. Why go out and kill an innocent animal when we already have food? Are you saying that the animal does not die before it goes into our freezer? Do you know the life animals live before they go into the market? They are simply trapped, raised to be butchered later. They have no life besides eating until the day they are killed. They will then go into the market where they will be bought and stuffed into someone's freezer. . . This is the cruel way. Going out hunting an animal is definitely better than buying it at the supermarket. At the very least, they can be free in their home until they are killed by something wanting to eat it. This is the right way. This is the natural way. Animals are not defenseless, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with killing an "innocent" animal. Hunting is perfectly fine and it is how the animals do it. You can't call them cruel because they want to eat. Now, if you're talking about poaching or hunting for fun, then you do have a point. Otherwise. . .
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
24 Nov 09
I think you'll find most hunters look for a clean kill, as they don't want to be crul to animals either. Most animals are only here today because they were bred for food. Before the arrival of Iceland and Walmart, how do you think people fed themselves? Personally, I don't hunt, but I don't have a problem with people who do. Most hunters are conservationists, and look at the bigger picture, not just the blinkered view that you're exhibiting here.
• United States
24 Nov 09
I used to hunt when I was young with my father, but I don't anymore. The only thing I've ever shot were ducks. I never really liked it much anyway, but my father was a big hunter. I just enjoyed sitting there and being in nature. I think most hunters like the nature aspect, as well, and use the killing animals as an excuse to go outdoors. Don't get me wrong, I'm not excusing them from killing animals, its just that in certain cultures going and sitting in the woods would be considered crazy without doing anything else. In India they call it meditating.
• United States
24 Nov 09
Nope I dont like to hunt innocent animals who have no way of protecting them self. And I dont see whats so good about killing a cute animal how would you like it if some species started hunting humans. You wouldnt like it well thats how animals feel when someone is trying to hunt them.