In Defense of Hunting

The past few days I've been reading more and more about the news story of the fourth-grade boy in Vermont who was apparently hushed by his teacher while he and a buddy were chatting about the turkey hunts they each took this spring. According to news reports, the teacher interrupted the boys' conversation (which took place during snack time), demanding that there be no talk of killing in her classroom. The teacher even went so far as to cover her ears and sing la, la, la, la to drown them out. Wait, it gets even better. The whole confrontation allegedly ended when the teacher screeched, I went hiking this weekend and saw a moose and a bear, and I will never tell you where they are because you might kill them. Jeez, talk about a drama queen. At first I didn't pay too much attention to the story, but the more I thought about it the more it upset me. I can honestly say that I've never had to defend my passion for the outdoors, but I know many people that have. Have any of you ever been singled-out at school or anywhere else by anti-hunters? If so, how did you react and what did you say? I want to hear your best anti-hunting comebacks. -Ben Romans