Canada pays hunters to shoot moose? Just when I think I’ve got modern Homo sapiens figured out, they muddy the waters. Consider the $731,000 Canadians have spent hiring First Nations people — Mi’kmaq hunters, according to the news report I read — to “hunt” moose that have been … [Read more...] about Canada Pays Hunters to Kill Moose
Philosophy & Humor
As a kid I always wanted to be a cowboy. I started rodeoing in high school and by the time I got into college I was in the RCA (now the PRCA). Eventually work and school were getting in the way of rodeoing so I dropped out of college and got a job on a ranch which let me take off … [Read more...] about Killer Horse Drives Claycomb to Writing
Here we go again. A reader —a refreshingly polite one this time — told RonSpomerOutdoors.com Do Not Hunt Bears. That's great because I invited everyone's comments. She was referencing a blog I'd posted titled “Should We Hunt Big Predators?” Here is her heartfelt comment and my … [Read more...] about Do Not Hunt Bears
We get letters. Oh, do we ever get letters. And today we got one informing us hunting is wrong, ugly and sick. It is similar to many we get from folks purporting to be animal lovers, although their vitriol suggests they're driven more by hatred of hunters than love of … [Read more...] about Hunting Is Wrong, Ugly, Sick
“Ron, what is your favorite hunt? What do you like to hunt most?” Readers and viewers often ask me that. It’s a legitimate question for which I’ve never had a definitive answer. This strikes some as odd, considering I’ve had plenty of chances to sample hunts for everything from … [Read more...] about What’s Your Favorite Hunt?
A reader recently asked a pertinent question about why we hunt big predators. It's not one I can definitively answer or even like to answer, but I thought I'd give it an honest try. "My question is why hunt big predators such as brown bears, wolves, lions etc. I don’t hear of … [Read more...] about Should We Hunt Big Predators
Help! Save this puppy! Yes, only you can help save this puppy from a lifetime of suffering under the wrong name. My hunting buddy, Brad, is starting to call her Fritz! Please, not Fritz. Yes, this is a German Shorthair Pointer, but a female. Gertrude isn't going to fly … [Read more...] about Save This Puppy! Win Bino Dock
“Why Do Women Hunt?" That was the sexist headline in a recent news story. I'll bet you’ve seen others like: "Women: Fastest Growing Demographic in Hunting" "Women’s Hunting Clothing is Booming Business" "More Women Hunters Crowd the Woods" "Women in … [Read more...] about Is THIS Why Women Hunt?