Hunter catches bird with one hand

Hunter catches bird with one hand

There are 47 comments on the WMMX-FM Dayton story from May 15, 2013, titled Hunter catches bird with one hand. In it, WMMX-FM Dayton reports that:

Hunter snags bird out of the air. And, jaded world in which we live, we're all immediately thinking FAKE.

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#21 May 17, 2013
huh

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#22 May 17, 2013
Easy!

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#23 May 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>And what have you discovered?
Wouldn't that have been best asked at the end of you paragraph? If for only for the dramatic effect...
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Just to help you along, I am not against hunting for food, but I am against hunting for "sport".
We arrogantly assume that we are meant to dominate over other animals, and can treat or mistreat them at our whim. If there is a such a thing as karma, I think we'll discover otherwise.

Even sensible hunters that hunt for sport, still enjoy and benefit from the meat given to them from the hunt, and so do their families.. If you're talking about the jerks that shoot deer and then just cut off the antlers (just for example) then I totally agree with you. Firm believer in Karma by the way... it may not always be the way it is, but it's the way it should be.
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
By the way, "that scripture" comes from the book of Larry Wolf.
LOL,hey you got me on that one... I've been busted. No, I'm not the most religious chap out there,but it sort of sounded like the general idea behind an actual piece of scripture. I do apologize..

Leviticus 24:21

Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.

The meaning to me is, that you shall not let any animal you kill go in vain, and to make good use of it. As is the case of sustenance.
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
By the way, "that scripture" comes from the book of Larry Wolf.
Again, my mistake. I thought it a little strange that a quote didn't come with actual source to reference it by. Peace? Probably not..

"Will thinks it's a little strange when people quote themselves, but admits it takes ALL kinds, to give the world flavor"

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South Bend, IN

#24 May 17, 2013
The Hand wrote:
Easy!
Sure, when you're standing in the bushes.

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#25 May 17, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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Sure, when you're standing in the bushes.
Easier!

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#26 May 17, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
Wouldn't that have been best asked at the end of you paragraph? If for only for the dramatic effect...
<quoted text>
Even sensible hunters that hunt for sport, still enjoy and benefit from the meat given to them from the hunt, and so do their families.. If you're talking about the jerks that shoot deer and then just cut off the antlers (just for example) then I totally agree with you. Firm believer in Karma by the way... it may not always be the way it is, but it's the way it should be.
<quoted text>
LOL,hey you got me on that one... I've been busted. No, I'm not the most religious chap out there,but it sort of sounded like the general idea behind an actual piece of scripture. I do apologize..
Leviticus 24:21
Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.
The meaning to me is, that you shall not let any animal you kill go in vain, and to make good use of it. As is the case of sustenance.
<quoted text>
Again, my mistake. I thought it a little strange that a quote didn't come with actual source to reference it by. Peace? Probably not..
"Will thinks it's a little strange when people quote themselves, but admits it takes ALL kinds, to give the world flavor"
-Will Munny-
Wasn't it I who said "Man is not an entity, but merely the extension of his own ego"? That's from my book, "Thank God I'm an Atheist".

With regard to scripture, I say Bible Shmible. That is not everyone's primary source of wisdom. My personal "god" tells me that since other animals demonstrate fear, pain, even love and grieving, I have no right to hurt them (unless they're heading for my throat). Further, I am unable to judge an animal's worth by its size. Call me crazy, but if I kill an insect that is no threat to me, I believe that I will somehow pay the price for my cruelty.

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#27 May 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't it I who said "Man is not an entity, but merely the extension of his own ego"? That's from my book, "Thank God I'm an Atheist".
With regard to scripture, I say Bible Shmible. That is not everyone's primary source of wisdom. My personal "god" tells me that since other animals demonstrate fear, pain, even love and grieving, I have no right to hurt them (unless they're heading for my throat).
So I take it that you ARE willing to go to grocery store and purchase the meat that allows the commercially produced, and commercially slaughtered animals to pass your gullet? But yet, you're not willing to hunt,and perhaps eat the meat that was the main reason for the said hunt? Now that, is very interesting..

I admit I was raised on Christian faith, and perhaps administer it is some ways to my beliefs to this very day.
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Further, I am unable to judge an animal's worth by its size. Call me crazy, but if I kill an insect that is no threat to me, I believe that I will somehow pay the price for my cruelty.
I will in noway...ever call you crazy or ridicule you for your beliefs. But I have to mildly wonder how you've never killed a fly or even a gnat, that was annoying to you. Really? Not ever?

I can see as you've claimed you've been published, that you take your opinion quite seriously.

So I simply ask you, where the logic is.... for people to buy meat from a market, knowing that they were killed, packaged and presented by third parties, but for someone to despise those that simply bypass the middle man and acquire the meat by hunting.

I apologize beforehand, if I misunderstood you.



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#28 May 17, 2013
Ya know that video is something to see. I liked the part where they show a close up of the bird , alive and unhurt , right before he released it.

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#29 May 17, 2013
Melody_E wrote:
Ya know that video is something to see. I liked the part where they show a close up of the bird , alive and unhurt , right before he released it.
So... all hunters aren't heartless :)? Yep, we went off the trail a little,but wouldn't exactly be the first time on Topix.

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#30 May 17, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
So... all hunters aren't heartless :)? Yep, we went off the trail a little,but wouldn't exactly be the first time on Topix.
Too true.

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#31 May 17, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
So I take it that you ARE willing to go to grocery store and purchase the meat that allows the commercially produced, and commercially slaughtered animals to pass your gullet? But yet, you're not willing to hunt,and perhaps eat the meat that was the main reason for the said hunt? Now that, is very interesting..
I admit I was raised on Christian faith, and perhaps administer it is some ways to my beliefs to this very day.
<quoted text>
I will in noway...ever call you crazy or ridicule you for your beliefs. But I have to mildly wonder how you've never killed a fly or even a gnat, that was annoying to you. Really? Not ever?
I can see as you've claimed you've been published, that you take your opinion quite seriously.
So I simply ask you, where the logic is.... for people to buy meat from a market, knowing that they were killed, packaged and presented by third parties, but for someone to despise those that simply bypass the middle man and acquire the meat by hunting.
I apologize beforehand, if I misunderstood you.
It's hypocritical, I admit. I tried being a vegetarian for awhile, but I soon started eyeing my wife as a possible main course.

I did say, however, that I didn't object to hunting animals for food. Indeed there are some societies that couldn't survive without doing so.

And yes, I've killed flies, etc. But that was some time ago. I take pains not to add to my unthinking errors of the past. I even had a pet fly once. We made a deal. It wouldn't try to eat my breakfast, and I wouldn't hang out on the ceiling. Then there was this cute caterpillar.......

Finally, yes, I've done my share of harm to my fellow creatures. My aim now is to minimize the damage, not for forgiveness, but for all the big and little creatures that inhabit this miracle we call the world.

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#32 May 17, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>It's hypocritical, I admit. I tried being a vegetarian for awhile, but I soon started eyeing my wife as a possible main course.
I did say, however, that I didn't object to hunting animals for food. Indeed there are some societies that couldn't survive without doing so.
And yes, I've killed flies, etc. But that was some time ago. I take pains not to add to my unthinking errors of the past. I even had a pet fly once. We made a deal. It wouldn't try to eat my breakfast, and I wouldn't hang out on the ceiling. Then there was this cute caterpillar.......
Finally, yes, I've done my share of harm to my fellow creatures. My aim now is to minimize the damage, not for forgiveness, but for all the big and little creatures that inhabit this miracle we call the world.
I do believe that I understand where you're coming from. And I certainly respect your views. Mainly because that I agree that all lifeforms serve a valuable purpose.

That being said, I still have say that some the valuable lifeforms that were presented to us, still have ability to over-represent themselves such as in the form of flies & gnats per-say, therefore becoming...well,frankly, pests. And admittedly, I'll probably continue to eliminate them as I see fit.

Now after my life have passed, and I'm buried, these so called pests and insects to us, will gleefully munch upon my remains to their satisfaction..(OK,maybe not so much gnats). But In truth, that's just the way of things.

But in considering Karma's sake, I'm having a hard time seeing how yours or my remains will be any different in that regard.That is, if you choose to buried. With me being the slayer of pests, and you the sparing type of the critters.

P.S.

Certainly happy that you didn't eat your wife :). Not a good thing when you picture your partner as a main course. At least I think that we frown upon it as a society in general. If I'm wrong let me know, It may cut down on the occasional nagging:).

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#33 May 18, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
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I do believe that I understand where you're coming from. And I certainly respect your views. Mainly because that I agree that all lifeforms serve a valuable purpose.
That being said, I still have say that some the valuable lifeforms that were presented to us, still have ability to over-represent themselves such as in the form of flies & gnats per-say, therefore becoming...well,frankly, pests. And admittedly, I'll probably continue to eliminate them as I see fit.
Now after my life have passed, and I'm buried, these so called pests and insects to us, will gleefully munch upon my remains to their satisfaction..(OK,maybe not so much gnats). But In truth, that's just the way of things.
But in considering Karma's sake, I'm having a hard time seeing how yours or my remains will be any different in that regard.That is, if you choose to buried. With me being the slayer of pests, and you the sparing type of the critters.
P.S.
Certainly happy that you didn't eat your wife :). Not a good thing when you picture your partner as a main course. At least I think that we frown upon it as a society in general. If I'm wrong let me know, It may cut down on the occasional nagging:).
We may have differing interpretations of Karma. I don't see it as some reckoning from beyond that plays a role after we have bit the dust. I see Karma as the by-product of conscience, and whether or not we like what we see in the mirror. In many ways, we are the masters of our own fate, and we make our own Karma.

I try to avoid destroying my fellow creatures, not just for their sakes, but for my own as well. Since I've adopted this attitude, I like myself a lot better.

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#34 May 18, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
I do believe that I understand where you're coming from. And I certainly respect your views. Mainly because that I agree that all lifeforms serve a valuable purpose.
That being said, I still have say that some the valuable lifeforms that were presented to us, still have ability to over-represent themselves such as in the form of flies & gnats per-say, therefore becoming...well,frankly, pests. And admittedly, I'll probably continue to eliminate them as I see fit.
Now after my life have passed, and I'm buried, these so called pests and insects to us, will gleefully munch upon my remains to their satisfaction..(OK,maybe not so much gnats). But In truth, that's just the way of things.
But in considering Karma's sake, I'm having a hard time seeing how yours or my remains will be any different in that regard.That is, if you choose to buried. With me being the slayer of pests, and you the sparing type of the critters.
P.S.
Certainly happy that you didn't eat your wife :). Not a good thing when you picture your partner as a main course. At least I think that we frown upon it as a society in general. If I'm wrong let me know, It may cut down on the occasional nagging:).
THAT's one of the major reasons
I'm opting for cremation.

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#35 May 21, 2013
Will Munny wrote:
<quoted text>
So... all hunters aren't heartless :)? Yep, we went off the trail a little,but wouldn't exactly be the first time on Topix.
I grew up in a very remote New England town, and started hunting at at around 8 or 9 years old, like my father before me in northern Maine. Even though we were raised Catholics, hunting was OK if was to fill the freezer. To this day I see no thrill in hunting, in fact I hated it. But it was part of life where I grew up. Venison, and more venison, an occasional pheasant, and on the very lucky occasions, wild turkey. But there was absolutely no sport about it.

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#36 May 21, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>We may have differing interpretations of Karma. I don't see it as some reckoning from beyond that plays a role after we have bit the dust. I see Karma as the by-product of conscience, and whether or not we like what we see in the mirror. In many ways, we are the masters of our own fate, and we make our own Karma.
I try to avoid destroying my fellow creatures, not just for their sakes, but for my own as well. Since I've adopted this attitude, I like myself a lot better.
Agreed Lawrence, well put.

When my son was around 6, I saw him stomping ants on a sidewalk. I asked him sternly what he was doing, and replied innocently "stomping ants". I asked him very simply 'why'? He thought for a moment, and had no answer. He looked back down at them and started to cry.(It was so cute). There has been no needless bug-killing since.(Except for wasps, because they're satan)

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#37 May 21, 2013
There have been many occasions where I have given someone the bird with one hand.

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#38 May 21, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
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I grew up in a very remote New England town, and started hunting at at around 8 or 9 years old, like my father before me in northern Maine. Even though we were raised Catholics, hunting was OK if was to fill the freezer. To this day I see no thrill in hunting, in fact I hated it. But it was part of life where I grew up. Venison, and more venison, an occasional pheasant, and on the very lucky occasions, wild turkey. But there was absolutely no sport about it.
To each their own. I can't really argue with your sport scenario. Until they start arming deer and small game, I suppose it won't be considered sport to some. But on the other hand, hunting deer rabbit, pheasant and other small game is more challenging (and even sport), than going to the supermarket and getting our meat and goodies there. And it does at least give an animal a somewhat fighting chance at survival. As compared to being herded in a small, contained area with no chance of escape, and having it's brain punctured by a device that works off of high pressured air. Or simply hit in the head with a mallet... but I don't think that the practice of the latter is used much any more.

My point was simply that I personally have no qualms about cutting out the middle man. As you said... as long as it's food for the freezer. I'm not a fan of needless killing of animals. But yet the logic of being unwilling to do it yourself, but enjoy the work of some guy in at a processing center doing your killing, cleaning and packaging for you... escapes me just a tad. I'm certainly not against yours and Larry's beliefs, and in certain ways I do admire them.

But I'll still hunt occasionally, thanking both the animal and God (part of my own belief).... for the food that it provided both me and my family. I'll still swat a fly, squish a gnat and the occasional spider, and if there's a venomous snake in our vicinity, and it makes itself known, it's gonna be history also.

Although I've never considered myself a heartless cad.. I can see now how some of these actions may offend some others.

But it's nice that we all have the choice to adhere and practice the beliefs that we have adopted. Some, simply don't have the right to do so..

So peace to all... unless you're perhaps tasty looking game that's in season, a fly, gnat, spider, or the occasional venomous snake. And wasps because they're Satan)... at least I know that I have a little help with those :)....

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#39 May 21, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>We may have differing interpretations of Karma. I don't see it as some reckoning from beyond that plays a role after we have bit the dust. I see Karma as the by-product of conscience, and whether or not we like what we see in the mirror. In many ways, we are the masters of our own fate, and we make our own Karma.
I try to avoid destroying my fellow creatures, not just for their sakes, but for my own as well. Since I've adopted this attitude, I like myself a lot better.
Well Larry, we're not really that far apart in our ideals on Karma. Yes, I always looked at Karma as a sort of justice in the cosmos. As in solved or unsolved crimes against humanity are somehow justified by this somewhat mysterious force punishing those deserving. And I do certainly agree that we make our own Karma. I always try do treat others respectfully, even those I may disagree with at times.

As far as looking in the mirror, we're not that far off either. I agree that our personal actions in this life, should make it much easier for someone to look at themselves in the mirror, via our conscience. Where we may disagree, is that I believe some people may not possess much or any resemblance of conscience. Some people can do some pretty horrific stuff, and not even bat an eye.. when looking at themselves in the mirror.

That's where I believe Karma steps in.

But of course, I also am of the opinion that no matter how high one may set their moral or spiritual aspirations and goals..being a perfect person is not in actuality obtainable. That's where my own religious belief help me personally. But that's another subject entirely. And Like I said before, to each their own.

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#40 May 21, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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THAT's one of the major reasons
I'm opting for cremation.
:)

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