We all know there isn’t much love lost between hunters and anti-hunters, but nobody wishes anybody any real harm—except when some crazy anti-hunter does wish us real harm and a newspaper has the poor taste to print his wish. Then it’s the hunters, in this case the National Shooting Sports Foundation, who take the high ground.
Sometimes you read something that - to be perfectly honest - leaves you feeling hopeless and doomed. Something so depressing it makes you want to throw up your hands, shout "to hell with it all!" and head straight to the nearest bar. Something like this, from the LA Times.
The latest figures from Nielsen have children's TV usage at an eight-year high. Children's health advocates warn of adverse effects.
From The Spokesman Review: Instead of raising more revenue, a fee increase hitting out-of-state hunters and anglers has resulted in less money flowing to the Idaho Fish and Game Department this year.
“Usually in Idaho we sell out right away when it comes to our nonresident deer and elk hunters, and at this time we are not sold out and we’re seeing a lag,” said Fish and Game Director Cal Groen. “We have tags left over.”
John A Morgan, 44, was shot and killed by Jack Zearley, 69, while they were hunting deer. . .
[Sheriff Israel] Beauchamp said while the Saturday shooting appears to have been accidental, the two Hartshorne men were hunting illegally when Zearley fired a high-powered rifle at a deer that was between the two men. The shot struck Morgan. . . .
Every year, thousands of Oregon sportsmen apply for just a dozen mountain goat tags. Old enough to apply for big-game permits for the first time, 12-year-old Matea Huggins drew the rare tag and filled it with a great goat.
I like to think that I'm a real man. A big, strong manly man. An apex predator and the absolute pinnacle, the crowning achievement of thousands of years of evolutionary progress.
My wife, on the other hand, has always suspected I'm completely delusional, and finally, here's her proof.
MODERN MAN A WIMP SAYS ANTHROPOLOGIST:
LONDON (Reuters) - Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in modern conditions.Some Tutsi men in Rwanda exceeded the current world high jump record of 2.45 meters during initiation ceremonies in which they had to jump at least their own height to progress to manhood. Any Neanderthal woman could have beaten former bodybuilder and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm wrestle.