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Scott Francis Baker

October 17th, 2007

Hunters and stuff... @ 11:13 am

Guy at work (who is a hunter) sent me this which is actually pretty cool.

Why Do I Hunt?

Why do I hunt? It's a lot to think about, and I think about it a lot. I hunt to acknowledge my evolutionary roots, millennia deep, as a predatory omnivore. To participate actively in the bedrock workings of nature. For the atavistic challenge of doing it well with an absolute minimum of technological assistance. To learn the lessons, about nature and myself, that only hunting can teach. To accept personal responsibility for at least some of the deaths that nourish my life. For the glimpse it offers into a wildness we can hardly imagine. Because it provides the closest thing I've known to a spiritual experience. I hunt because it enriches my life and because I can't help myself...because I have a hunter's heart. - David Petersen
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Date:October 18th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
"...with an absolute minimum of technological assistance"
That's the part where some people really piss me off. I swear I know guys who go out and sit in the back of a pickup truck and shoot things. They just like to see stuff die.

That's when I'd like to find my own pickup truck and sit in front of their house, waiting for them.
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Date:October 19th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
While there are people like this... there's a whole other side of hunting I didn't know about. This guy I work with is a hardcore outdoors man and conservationist. I used to think all hunters were rednecks who just liked guns, but I changed my mind. There are a lot of people who actually respect the land and the animals but still hunt. Hence the quote.
Date:October 20th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
"I used to think all hunters were rednecks who just liked guns,..."

WTF? How dare you! I am highly offended by this! You know, I used to think all grown men playing with legos were GAY, but that falcon was pretty cool, so lets call it even... bastard. :P


Scott Francis Baker