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Hunters are Heartless, Right?

At least, that’s what the news media and animal rights groups would have you think. I’ve gotten fed up with this portrayal lately after a few news stories along with the recent attacks on our second amendment rights by an ignorant sports announcer. So today, I provide proof that hunters are anything but heartless.

I moved to Maryland in December of 2007 for work and immediately started researching hunting. Then it was just me, my wife and our then 11 month old son. We had found a nice apartment and were starting to settle in. I’d found a hunting forum, MarylandWhitetail.com and started making contacts with local folks to learn more about hunting in Maryland. Then shortly after the first of the year, 5 weeks after we had moved I got a frantic call from my wife while I was at work that our apartment was on fire. The unit above ours had caught fire from a cooking accident involving grease. Although the fire never made it to our unit, all the sprinklers had flooded our unit with several inches of standing water, drenching most of our belongings. Suddenly we were homeless, in a state where we essentially knew 3 people. Luckily one of them came to help me cram everything that was salvageable into a moving truck and we drove it to his apartment. I’d sent my wife and son back to Richmond to stay with family while I figured things out in Maryland.

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  • Tank

    If it is one thing I’ve noticed is that the socalled backwoods redneck hunters that are looked down upon so much are some of the kindest, generous, honorable, down to Earth people you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. I work with a bunch of engineers, techs, admins, etc. and I’d choose to go hang out with my friend Bubba and his family in the woods over going to lunch with the snoots in my office any day. I wear my Hoyt camo hat proudly each day to work too!

  • Seeker1212

    Hunters are a unique group of individuals. Although I could not find the heart to kill a somewhat defenseless animal or bird, we should be grateful for the hunter that takes the time to thin the herds of wildlife that would overrun our communities. They shoulder the burden of a function that the local and federal government should be doing, or we would find it impossible to drive safely on our highways or enjoy the expensive landscaping that surrounds our homes and parks.

    Instead of criticizing or condemning them we should be rewarding them for their services.

    As I’ve said, I’m not a hunter and could never be one, but thank God that there are individuals that are hunters,

    • crossdraw

      We have not done ourselves any favors with video hunts being shown on TV. While you or I can relate to the challange, skill, and thrill of these hunts they are nothing but inhumane “games” that destroy wildlife to the non-hunting anti-gun public. All we are doing are feeding them the ammunition they want / need to object and put an end to hunting period. Even I can get a bit irratated by what is shown with the antics of the hunters involved in the hunts as shown. Again we are doing ourselves NO favors, we need to eliminate thes shows before the sport itself is eliminated.

  • medivac

    A true hunter doesn’t kill just to kill. I have been hunting close to all of my life and have turned down shots I considered as unethical with both bow and rifle. I also grill what I kill if it is an edible species—-and it is usually. I can also enjoy the beauty of an animal .

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