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
by Ron Spomer The philosophy of Little Bo Peep kills. “Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. Leave them alone and they’ll come home, wagging their tails behind them.” The Little Bo Peep syndrome, a persistent, modern myth perpetuated by … [Read more...] about Little Bo Peep Kills Wildlife
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?
by Ron Spomer Cheyenne is happy. After 13 years, my black and white setter does not have to stop hunting sage grouse. Neither do I. Neither do you. The USFWS says our beloved sage hens do not have to be listed under the Endangered Species Act thanks … [Read more...] about The Sage Grouse Lives!
The Incredible Responsibility of Being by Ron Spomer A reader heading to Alaska for work (lucky guy!) is properly concerned about grizzly/brown bear "encroachment" and how best to prepare to defend against it. We pack Deet against mosquitos, Gore-Tex … [Read more...] about Q&A: Guns For Grizzly Bear Protection
This bear hunting video on Ron Spomer Outdoors You Tube channel prompted what appeared to be a polite, sincere query from a viewer: "That's awesome that you're supporting wildlife and habitat programs, but what was the point of shooting this bear? Was it a threat to your life? … [Read more...] about But Why Must You Hunt Bears?
Where do you draw the line? I once sat in a tree with a Mossberg lever-action 30-30 Winchester and Hornady GMX bullet and shot a bear as it foraged around a barrel filled with junk food. Another time I boated the shores of Vancouver Island and shot a bear with a Borden … [Read more...] about The Right and Wrong of Hunting Bears
After centuries of uninformed overuse and abuse of wildlife, American conservationists/scientists in the early 20th century finally convinced a generation -- mine -- that wildlife couldn't be categorized into "good" and "bad." All native wildlife was good, playing a … [Read more...] about Preying on Predators, Honestly