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October 31, 2006

Discussion Topic: Should Canned Elk Hunts Be Banned?

By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

From the Jackson Hole Star Tribune:
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has joined Wyoming’s chief executive in calling on Idaho lawmakers to ban wild game farms and private hunting reserves to protect the health of Yellowstone's wild elk herds.
“In Montana, we said it’s a bad idea to pen up a bunch of elk, feed them oats and have fat bankers from New York City shoot them while they’ve got their heads in a grain bucket,” Schweitzer said Wednesday during an interview in the Boise offices of The Associated Press.

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from adam wrote 7 years 23 weeks ago

I do agree. I also think they should ban all canned hunts! If you want to hunt, go buy a license and go hunting the way it should be done! FAIR CHASE! lazy bastards!

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from AJG wrote 7 years 23 weeks ago

The challenge of hunting wild game is the fact that the animals are in fact wild. Once you take fair chase out of the equation - you remove the inherrent challenge and skill required of hunting.May as well go to the store for a good rib-eye.

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from Richie Robba wrote 7 years 23 weeks ago

I believe in fair chase not shooting animals out of a fence.Thats like shooting fish out of a barrel.

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from Bob wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

If the elk was raised and owned by the landowner it is livestock just as a cow is livestock. While a canned hunt(and in texas some people shoot animals under restraint)is not as sporting perhaps if they could not be eligible fopr ther ecord books.) Some people have to hunt from blinds because of handicaps. PS your fat bankers are as likely to come from Montana.

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from Chet Andersen wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

I think they should ban all canned game hunts. Also I think we shouldprevent land owners to charge suchA large amount Of money for or game, that we pay to care for thruour hunting permits and sportinggoods tax"s.

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from tom wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Hey Bill,You are the reason hunters are given a bad name with comments like that. You have really shown your ignorance. Hunting is a major part of New York's heritage.

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from A. S. Moeggs wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Of course not. Do you really want those type of guys on the same ridge or camp with you?

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Hey Bill,Just wondering if that includes editors from Upstate New York?

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from Aaron Pape wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Anyone can shoot an elk while sitting in a blind set up next to the feeder and the elk simply eating and minding his own buisness. This isn't hunting;this is target practice.

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from Bill Dawnschi wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

all new york bastards should die

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from K. Blanc wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

A "Canned" hunt is as challenging as fishing from an aquarium! Anyone who must prove his manhood in this way is a disgrace to hunters who must use great skill in their pursuits.Darn Right they should ban "canned" hunts--of ANY kind!

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from adam wrote 7 years 23 weeks ago

I do agree. I also think they should ban all canned hunts! If you want to hunt, go buy a license and go hunting the way it should be done! FAIR CHASE! lazy bastards!

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from AJG wrote 7 years 23 weeks ago

The challenge of hunting wild game is the fact that the animals are in fact wild. Once you take fair chase out of the equation - you remove the inherrent challenge and skill required of hunting.May as well go to the store for a good rib-eye.

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from Richie Robba wrote 7 years 23 weeks ago

I believe in fair chase not shooting animals out of a fence.Thats like shooting fish out of a barrel.

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from Bob wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

If the elk was raised and owned by the landowner it is livestock just as a cow is livestock. While a canned hunt(and in texas some people shoot animals under restraint)is not as sporting perhaps if they could not be eligible fopr ther ecord books.) Some people have to hunt from blinds because of handicaps. PS your fat bankers are as likely to come from Montana.

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from Chet Andersen wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

I think they should ban all canned game hunts. Also I think we shouldprevent land owners to charge suchA large amount Of money for or game, that we pay to care for thruour hunting permits and sportinggoods tax"s.

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from tom wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Hey Bill,You are the reason hunters are given a bad name with comments like that. You have really shown your ignorance. Hunting is a major part of New York's heritage.

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from A. S. Moeggs wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Of course not. Do you really want those type of guys on the same ridge or camp with you?

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from Dave Hurteau wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Hey Bill,Just wondering if that includes editors from Upstate New York?

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from Aaron Pape wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

Anyone can shoot an elk while sitting in a blind set up next to the feeder and the elk simply eating and minding his own buisness. This isn't hunting;this is target practice.

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from Bill Dawnschi wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

all new york bastards should die

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from K. Blanc wrote 7 years 24 weeks ago

A "Canned" hunt is as challenging as fishing from an aquarium! Anyone who must prove his manhood in this way is a disgrace to hunters who must use great skill in their pursuits.Darn Right they should ban "canned" hunts--of ANY kind!

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