Hunting

“Ultimately, public opinion will decide whether hunting as we know it will continue. It is our duty to do everything possible to win this war.” Hunting.net

This section is divided into several sub categories to your left. Become familiar with the tactics employed during a particular season and

When all costs are considered deer-hunting costs about $25 per pound of meat. Though this video suggests a higher cost http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWIvh88IPXg

In a 1995 Associated Press survey, 51% agreed that it is always wrong to hunt an animal for sport.

While only 6% of Americans hunt, 31% participate in some type of non-consumptive wild-life-related recreation. Non-consumptive participants spend about $38 billion each year.

Up to 50% of deer struck with arrows by archery hunters are not recovered but left to die in the woods.

Recreational hunting is allowed on 76 of the 550 units -about 14% – of the National Wildlife Refuge System.


Hunting, the stalking and killing of animals, has been an American tradition most likely since the Ice Age when plant food became scarce. Today it exists as a “sport.”  Even when the animals’ flesh is eaten, there is no excuse or justification for stalking and killing an animal in his or her habitat. Nevertheless, people not only engage in hunting, but strongly defend it as their right to do so. With an arsenal of rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders, handguns, bows and arrows, hunters kill more than 200 million animals yearly – crippling, orphaning, and harassing millions more. The annual death toll in the U.S. includes 42 million mourning doves, 30 million squirrels, 28 million quail, 25 million rabbits, 20 million pheasants, 14 million ducks, 6 million deer, and thousands of geese, bears, moose, elk, antelope, swans, cougars, turkeys, wolves, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, boars, and other wild creatures.

Less than 5 percent of the U.S. population hunts.  Hunting is permitted on 60 percent of U.S. wildlife refuges and in many national forests and state parks.  On federal land alone (more than half a billion acres), more than 200 million animals are killed every year. Only 1/2 of all hunters utilize public land for hunting.

WHAT CAN BE DONE:
Before you support a “wildlife” or “conservation” group, ask if it supports hunting.  Such groups as the National Wildlife Federation, the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Izaak Walton League, the Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund, and many others are pro-hunting. Boycott Hunters in your everyday life, many doctors, lawyers and other professionals engage in blood sports, avoid these sadistic killers.

To combat hunting in your area:
Post “No Hunting” signs on your land.
Join or form a local anti-hunting organization.
Protest organized hunts.
Play loud radios and spread deer repellent or human hair (from barber shops) near hunting areas. (check local laws)
Report poachers in national parks to the National Parks and Conservation Association at 1-800-448-NPCA.

  • Tell others the facts about hunting.
    Encourage your legislators to enact or enforce wildlife protection laws, and insist that non-hunters be equally represented on wildlife agency staffs.You, as a resident of your state, have a voice in how wildlife is treated.  Become educated on the issue of hunting, contact your state wildlife agency, attend state wildlife meetings, and get involved in the decision making process.If you have tried the above and failed you may want to view our other suggestions.  The “illegal tactics” are, of course, for informational purposes only and should never be attempted in the real world. Hunters Open season on half-wit hunters, by Howie Carr
    Hunters Hunters are terrorists of animal world, by Gary Yourofsky
    Tradition HUNTING TRADITION: Treaties, Law, and Subsistence Killing, by Lisa Kemmerer, PhD
    Ethics Of Hunting — Essay on discussion in UK
    Hunting and Disease — Hunting can increase wildlife disease epidemics
    Editorial — March 2006. Editorial on the morality of hunting.
    deer dilemma — Deer management dilemma will effect our future seasons
    canned lion hunt — lion hunting video — hunters with few ethics and the “sport” of canned hunts.
    Buffalo Hunt — 2005 Montana Buffalo Hunt
    Films Own Murder — Teen With Camcorder Captures His Own Killing On Tape
    Pheasant Hunting — Henderson: Pheasants farming not true to hunting. Docile birds offer no ‘sport’
    Re: Hunters — Response to reasons for being a hunter
    Archers — Studies point to high archery mortality rate
    Early Man Man’s early hunting role in doubt , by Bob Holmes
    Hunter Debunked — ‘Man the Hunter’ Theory Is Debunked in New Book
    Brutal Hunting — Arrests expected after Sussex huntsman beats campaigner to a pulp during secret cub hunt
    Hunting in US Hunting in Decline in the United States by Katherine Shephard
    Hunting Realities Hunting Realities by New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance
    Safe Hunting — How safe is hunting? See for yourself.
    Hunting QA — Some Hunting Questions and Answers
    Hunting_QA — more Q & A
    Sport Hunting Fallacy — The Fallacy of Sport Hunting
    Hunting No Cure Hunting Is Not The Cure But The Cause Of Overpopulation And Starvation, From Peter Muller
    Scotland — MOUNTED FOX-HUNTING, FOX-BAITING & HARE COURSING WAS BANNED BY THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT
    Deer Hunting Facts — Some facts about deer hunting
    Facts: Deer Population Control
    Controlling Deer — Non-lethal Methods of Controlling Deer Population Growth
    Hunters Church — A group of hunters in England are trying to set up their own “church” in order to try to protect themselves from their government’s attempt to ban fox hunting.
    Duck Hunting Schwab Duck Club Qualifies for Federal Rice Crop Supports by Glen Martin
    Surplus Population SURPLUS POPULATION: A FALLACIOUS BASIS FOR SPORT HUNTING by David S. Favre, Professor of Wildlife Law
    Pheasants — The Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife cage-raises pheasants, at taxpayer expense, to provide targets for state-sanctioned canned hunts.
    Wildlife — Editorial – the Boulder CO Daily-Camera January 1, 2002. Guarding the Ark.
    Harassment — A Kalkaska hunter was convicted of violating a law intended to keep animal rights advocates from harassing hunters.
    Pigeon Shoot — PIGEON SHOOT CALLED OFF!
    Hunt Photos — Several miscellaneous photographs
    Thoughts — Hunting destroys the social structure and culture of its victims
  • Scientists Alter Findings  2005. U.S. Scientists Say They Are Told to Alter Findings. More than 200 Fish and Wildlife researchers cite cases where conclusions were reversed to weaken protections and favor business, a survey finds.
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