Thou shalt not hunt? Hunters and non-hunters often ponder why humans hunt. Historically we all hunted, but no one pondered. We just climbed out of the trees, clubbed a rabbit and ate it. After a few thousands of years of this activity, humans enjoyed a cognizant awakening. We … [Read more...] about Thou Shalt Not Hunt
This is a topic “gun writers” are never supposed to broach. Standard operating procedure is to warn big game hunters against ever shooting frangible (thinly jacketed, soft lead, easily broken) varmint bullets at big game. Just say no! Except they work. Dramatically. … [Read more...] about Frangible Varmint Bullets for Big Game
On the odd chance you don't already know animal rights activists are hopelessly delusional, their latest proposals for Staten Island's urban deer population should convince you. They want to capture this New York City island's whitetail bucks, snip them at a cost of … [Read more...] about Activists Plot Whitetail Vasectomies
I appreciate people who are concerned about wildlife, but I worry about those who take actions based only on emotion. It's knee-jerk easy to "hate" hunters for killing any "magnificent, innocent" animal, but... Old Ma Nature herself invented killing. Predation. It's … [Read more...] about Cruel Fox Hunters Save Animals. What?
My recent blog about public lands closing to recreational shooters (quick read here) has generated lots of heat and some good ideas. Like crackers. That’s correct: Crackers. Oh, and cheese puffs. The junk food solution to target pollution. In case you … [Read more...] about Clever Target Cleanup Tricks
We're shooting ourselves in the foot. Political anti-gun hysteria in this country is inspired, in at least some measure, by… shooters. Not just criminals who threaten, rob, steal and kill with firearms, but also productive, non-violent, recreational shooters who … [Read more...] about Shooters to be Banned From Public Lands
by Ron Spomer The idea of "chasing" game is foreign to most of today's hunters, who'd rather wait in ambush, but that doesn't diminish the ethical need for "fair chase hunting." The question is how one defines it. And the Boone & Crocket Club is so … [Read more...] about Hunt Fair Chase, Win a Rifle & Scope
How Videos Can Hurt or Help Hunting by Ron Spomer A couple of video clips that crossed my monitor today contrast what’s right and what’s deeply troubling about hunters and the internet. Hunters, like all humans, have always done questionable things, … [Read more...] about Killing Hunting With Videos