Why we Hunt


"We must hunt and should hunt. We cannot appreciate, much less respect what we do not understand. As Chief Dan George noted, what we do not know we fear. What we fear we tend to destroy. You cannot learn what you are not familiar with. You cannot obtain understanding of the way nature works and the way the world has always worked by not taking part in it. You cannot possibly appreciate food if your contact with food is founded primarily on the ejection of it from a vending machine or from a drive-through. Admiration of nature has never been a spectator sport. To hunt is not to shoot nor is hunting a guarantee that we will find. To find and learn, though, we must go looking for it. We cannot share what we do not know and have never experienced. We are not compelled to conserve, much less preserve what we fail to experience first-hand and appreciate" (Randy Wakeman).

Excerpts of statements from those who`s hearts know !!

Why I Hunt:  Masa Takei

Why I Hunt:  James B Barnes

Why I Hunt:  Lisa A. DeBruyckere

Why I Hunt:  William G Tapply

Why We Need to Hunt:  Randy Wakeman

Long distance hunting - read the view of the Editor of African Hunting Gazette on this burning issue

Ron Thomson on the Aetiology of Hunting 

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