should hunting be banned?

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mechanic

Casper, WY

#2 Oct 2, 2007
No all hunting should not be banned. God's animals were put here for food.

Hunting should be regulated in that we have human predators and we have wild life predators and unfortunately they are beautiful animals. I would be nice if they could live forever.

Wild life is much like human life, each generation must pass on.

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Larry

Duluth, MN

#3 Oct 2, 2007
Toto wrote:
A moron with a high powered rifle against an innocent deer or other animal is not fair play or fair game.
Ban Hunting of God's animals
Not many dear in FL. are there?
Larry

Duluth, MN

#4 Oct 2, 2007
Oops I meant deer

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Since: Dec 06

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#5 Oct 2, 2007
"Toto"
A moron with a high powered rifle against an innocent deer or other animal is not fair play or fair game.
Ban Hunting of God's animals

what so we can be over run with animals that carry diseases,ruin crops,run in front of cars?

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Since: Aug 07

Utah

#6 Oct 2, 2007
mechanic wrote:
No all hunting should not be banned. God's animals were put here for food.
Hunting should be regulated in that we have human predators and we have wild life predators and unfortunately they are beautiful animals. I would be nice if they could live forever.
Wild life is much like human life, each generation must pass on.
Hunting has taken on a new meaning through the years. Hunting used to be a means to obtain food. It was a way of life and needed for survival. Most avid hunters now days use hunting as a sport. They have the dead animals displayed on their walls. They use them as trophies, not for food. I feel hunting for sport is cruel.

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“cat lover”

Since: Jul 07

Tucson

#7 Oct 2, 2007
Toto wrote:
A moron with a high powered rifle against an innocent deer or other animal is not fair play or fair game.
Ban Hunting of God's animals
I'm sorry but hunting should NOT be baned at all then there will be on over population of deer and ducks phernants(sp) and other game look back in history where do you think that people got there food to put on the table or you and I would not be hear today if not of hunting

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Since: Jan 07

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#8 Oct 2, 2007
Toto wrote:
A moron with a high powered rifle against an innocent deer or other animal is not fair play or fair game.
Ban Hunting of God's animals
Nope, I don't think so. Hunting shouldn't be banned. If you don't want to hunt, then don't.
American

Springfield, MO

#9 Oct 2, 2007
LuAnn D wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry but hunting should NOT be baned at all then there will be on over population of deer and ducks phernants(sp) and other game look back in history where do you think that people got there food to put on the table or you and I would not be hear today if not of hunting
Hunting back then was needed for food its is not today. It's only purpose is to make money for some and continue to harass private property owners and endanger lives and disturbance of peace and trespassing to fulfill a few's needs for bloodsport! It should be banned for good!

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BloodyViking

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#10 Oct 2, 2007
Jayde wrote:
<quoted text>
Hunting has taken on a new meaning through the years. Hunting used to be a means to obtain food. It was a way of life and needed for survival. Most avid hunters now days use hunting as a sport. They have the dead animals displayed on their walls. They use them as trophies, not for food. I feel hunting for sport is cruel.
Not at all. Most avid hunters do hunt for food. The vast majority of those who want the trophy buck for their wall will eat the meat. It is only the thankfully rare twit who hunts strictly for the trophy.

Hunting is far less cruel than letting whole herds die of starvation or disease when they overpopulate, as they inevitably do.

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mechanic

Casper, WY

#11 Oct 2, 2007
Jayde wrote:
<quoted text>
Hunting has taken on a new meaning through the years. Hunting used to be a means to obtain food. It was a way of life and needed for survival. Most avid hunters now days use hunting as a sport. They have the dead animals displayed on their walls. They use them as trophies, not for food. I feel hunting for sport is cruel.
I kind of agree with you but, there are circumstances....

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Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#12 Oct 2, 2007
Actually, the overpopulation of wildlife that would result from an end to hunting would be temporary.

After that temporary period, the animals that people think they are defending would starve to death - a much more cruel way to die by any stretch of the imagination.

That doesn't even take into account the damage to wildlife programs and other nature-related government programs that the loss of the fees generated from hunting licenses would cause.

Most hunters do eat what they kill, and while some do go for trophies they're by far the minority. As a matter of fact, food banks across the country get tons of meat every year that's been donated by hunters.

Banning hunting has a certain emotional appeal, but would actually do far more harm than good.

“cat lover”

Since: Jul 07

Tucson

#13 Oct 2, 2007
American wrote:
<quoted text>
Hunting back then was needed for food its is not today. It's only purpose is to make money for some and continue to harass private property owners and endanger lives and disturbance of peace and trespassing to fulfill a few's needs for bloodsport! It should be banned for good!
I have to disagree with you on that if you ask the property owners if you can hunt on there land and they say that it ok and get in writeing then it not a problem is it and it the rich that make it a sport not the average person who hunts for food as dose my dad

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#14 Oct 2, 2007
it wuld be impossible to ban hunting, plus why would you.

Since: Jan 07

Wantagh, NY

#15 Oct 2, 2007
i meant would.
Tommy

East Saint Louis, IL

#16 Oct 2, 2007
So the only option you feel there should be to obtain food is that over-priced garbage you get at the grocery? If you've ever eaten FRESH meat or fish you'd be reluctant to buy from the grocery again. Of course, you'd have to get off your fat arse and do the work yourself.

The hunters I know always ask permission to hunt on private property, are safe, eat what they shoot, and give any excess to charity food shelters, which amounts to tens-of-thousands of pounds of good lean meat.

Just what kind of "disturbance of the peace" would there be? An gunshot once in a while? Most deer hunters spend more time sitting in their stands or walking than shooting. You make more noise than that closing your car door.
What did you say

Ashburn, VA

#17 Oct 2, 2007
To all anti hunting dingbats:
Now read this very slowly so you can understand
what I am about to say.
Not only is hunting beneficial for the thinning
of herds but it is also necessary for the control
of deseases.
Yes some people do hunt for trophies, I am not
too keen on that idea, however most hunters still
hunt for meat for their table and to cut down
on their grocery costs.
If some one has a freezer full of venison or bear
or other large game animals he won't be buying a
lot of meat at the grocery.
As for the small game animals and birds the same is also true.
It wouldn't take long for an area to be over run
by unchecked animals.
union soldier decendant

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Oct 2, 2007
Here in Indiana we have an overabundance of deer, coyotes, and raccoons. The deer have ruined the out side 10 rows of corn. The raccoons try to kill my cats, and coyotes want to eat my beagle/basset hound mix dog. Ban hunting, NO.
union soldier decendant

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Oct 2, 2007
Corn fed deer is very much like beef, except leaner. I do not hunt myself, but allow a limited number to hunt my land. My neighbor fed his family with deer meat, grew and canned his own produce. (he's retired)
RightInTune

Columbia, SC

#20 Oct 2, 2007
WildWierdWille wrote:
Actually, the overpopulation of wildlife that would result from an end to hunting would be temporary.
After that temporary period, the animals that people think they are defending would starve to death - a much more cruel way to die by any stretch of the imagination.
That doesn't even take into account the damage to wildlife programs and other nature-related government programs that the loss of the fees generated from hunting licenses would cause.
Most hunters do eat what they kill, and while some do go for trophies they're by far the minority. As a matter of fact, food banks across the country get tons of meat every year that's been donated by hunters.
Banning hunting has a certain emotional appeal, but would actually do far more harm than good.
Good post, as per usual.

I agree, and also with your succint synopsis, so I won't add to that. I would like to say that I would like to see some more in the way of education, and focus on the ideas of "fair chase" and "clean kill." The slob-hunter ethic is becoming the norm.

If dangerous animals are encroaching on human settlement then anything goes, but in general the lengths people will go to to bait an animal in range, legal and otherwise, violates the idea of fair chase.

Far worse though is the mentality I've seen creeping in over the last thirty years, and that is the idea that a cripple shot is a good shot. This is heartless as regards the animal, and stupid as regards the sport. I've heard a guy brag about seeing an animal out of range, and just elevating his shotgun, and lobbing a slug in hopes of "slowin' him down." The laughs around the table would lead one to think that this is accepted practice.

Waterfowl hunters think nothing of stretching their shots out to 70-80+ yards in hopes of the "golden BB" breaking a wing. Many of them have no idea what the shot pattern does, or how far it is effective, after it leaves the barrel. I've participated in studies that show 1/3 of adult (after hatch year) waterfowl tested were traveling around with shot in them (10% with leadshot, which has been illegal for years now).

We can do better and it has little to with law. The most effective anti-slob method, by far, is peer pressure. Human activity will always devolve to the lowest ethic available, unless the other participants declare it unacceptable, and demand and maintain acceptable ethical and proficiency standards.

The heritage of hunting will likely fade due not so much to anti's as to attrition. We see less and less recruitment every decade, as the population continues to complete it's urbanization trend. But it will always be a wonderful and necessary part of our tradition as well as vital to our management. Just play fair, and play safe.

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Since: Jul 07

Panama City, FL

#21 Oct 2, 2007
Toto wrote:
A moron with a high powered rifle against an innocent deer or other animal is not fair play or fair game.
Ban Hunting of God's animals
If it were not for Hunters and Fishermens License' and taxes God's animals would have no place left. As if you really care what weapon we use to harvest animals. Enjoy your steak tonight, at least my venison had a real life in the woods provided by sportsman. Your steak, leather belt and shoes never had a life, sorta like yourself. You obviosly never spent time with your Dad in the outdoors, or you would understand a sportsmans love for the land and its animals.

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