On several occasions, I have been asked by non-hunters how I feel when I squeeze the trigger. Obviously, this question is meant to ascertain how I feel about taking an animal's life. When I get these questions I often refer back to the very first animal I harvested. A female feral goat that I shot … Continue reading How do you feel when you squeeze the trigger?
142: Treated Like Animals with Alick Simmons
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1FyIICqk7ii3cT7TKq9gNe?si=983b84ba80874b3e The subject of the humane treatment of animals is not an easy one. As hunters, anglers, conservationists, farmers and pet owners we like to think that we instinctively know which interactions with animals are humane and okay, and which are not. And when someone questions our actions or intentions we often tend to get … Continue reading 142: Treated Like Animals with Alick Simmons
Is Angling a Blood Sport?
Just the other day, my buddy and I were unpacking our gear and were about to take a walk to our fishing mark. A passing family with two small kids waved at us and wished us good luck. This was not an uncommon occurrence. Many times, over the years, I have been greeted by, and … Continue reading Is Angling a Blood Sport?