Discussion Topic: On Trophy Deer And Honorable Hunting

Mike Leggett of the Austin American-Statesman sat down with 81-year-old veteran gun writer and whitetail deer authority John Wootters to talk guns, deer, and the future of hunting. As always, Wootters had something interesting to say. Here are a few excerpts:

On deer: “I love deer,” he said. “I never loved their scores. I’m not a record-book hunter. I’m not sure I even approve of record books. I think they’ve resulted in a lot of abuse of the resource”

On hunting: _”It’s more and more an older man’s sport. Hunting is on a downhill slide, and it’s not going to get any better.”

On the future on hunting: “I don’t claim psychic powers, but I don’t really like the way we’re going. We’ve already gone past some of the limits of what I would consider honorable hunting,” he said.

Check out the full article and tell us if you agree with Wootters.