What’s this all about? Why would a REAL hunter even think of doing such a thing?
I am a past Alaskan resident. I know many real hunters, can’t say I agree with them on the sport of killing animals for fun and games, but that’s their prerogative. If it weren’t for hunters, because we humans have killed off most of their natural predators, we would be overrun by herbivores in no time. So, bottom line, hunters are somewhat of a necessity in today’s America. . . as also, is the right to own and bear firearms.
I’ve never been involved with the NRA because I don’t hunt, nor do I own guns. I still adamantly believe in their right to exist, though. IMO an unarmed population is soon to be taken over by an armed population . . . simple.
It has always been that way and I doubt things are going to change anytime soon. I know today’s Kumbaya movement won’t make us any safer, no matter how it’s packaged. Actually, we probably need our weapons today more than ever just to protect ourselves from the vulgarity coming from the Left as well as the Right. (that’s another story)
Where the rage begins with me? Let me tell you a story:
My friend Mike was a hunting guide and commercial fisherman. He told me a story one day during a lull in the action on the boat. We were BSing about his guide business:
Me: So how’s it work, Mike. You have a client . . . he comes all the way up here and then what? What happens next?
Mike: Well my job is to get him a trophy. I need to know where that big moose is so I go out in the bush until I spot one. They don’t move much so I know he’ll be in the same vicinity when I bring the hunter. Then I go to town meet the guy when he comes in, give him the normal tour and later take him into the bush for his big hunt. I walk him up and down hills and valleys until ultimately I lead him into the place where the moose is hanging around. He takes the shot and bags a trophy to take back to his office in DC. For the effort, I get a notch on my rep and the client gets to be big game hunter to his friends for a day. . .. it’s all bullshit, but that’s what they want and are willing to pay thousands to get. . . what’s not to like?
Well, what’s not to like? Here’s what I see . . . I see a wild, majestic animal that has just given up his head to a pussified doughboy asshole from the lower forty-eight who, if left to his own resources and abilities would probably not have made it 1/4 mile off the highway without getting lost. And I have a real good idea that this is the type who are pushing through the NRA (and others) for access to the hibernation caves. And the State will give it to them. Why? Because of money.
THAT is an abomination . . . one that leads me into the dark fantasies of my past when I did shoot guns.
Credit: AP Photo/Becky Bohrer A controversial measure was taken this week after the US House of Representatives voted to legalize the killing of both black bear cubs and their mothers at their dens, located in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges, according to recent reports. This decision was strongly backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and also overturns…