Is hunting bad?

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  1. troutcatcher6

    troutcatcher6 New Member

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    I've heard many things about hunting. some people think it is bad. is it? :hmmm:
     
  2. Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson the flavor of BADFISH

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    oh boy, thats just a fun question now isnt it. i would imagine if one were to say hunting is bad and all about killing, then the same person would say that catch and release is kidnapping and torture. i love hunting, yet i catch and release when fishing so that makes me one sick and twisted individual
     
  3. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Depends on what you're hunting for!
     
  4. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Wow, vague and troublesome. This will be fun to watch.
     
  5. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

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    I've heard many things about strippers...Is getting a lap dance bad? :cool:
     
  6. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Only if they give you something to remember them by that requires strong antibiotics to get rid off.:rofl::rofl:
     
  7. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    Hunting plays an integral part in game management throughout the country. People destroyed the populations of natural predators, ie bears, wolves, etc, so someone needs to 'regulate' game, and hunting does just that.

    On the flip side of that is the fact that hunting is inversely selective, meaning that instead of the Darwinian model, survival of the fittest, in which the weaker animals are removed from the population, the stronger, healthy animals are removed. In that sense it can be seen as destructive.

    It remains my opinion, as well as most people in the field that most of the time hunting is necessary to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
    -Ethan
     
  8. CodyM

    CodyM New Member

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    This should be interesting.
     
  9. Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson the flavor of BADFISH

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    that is the only real answer to this post
     
  10. rick matney

    rick matney Active Member

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    John a lapdance is not bad as long as you don't take the stripper to breakfast.......and hunting is good and necessary.
     
  11. Dan Page

    Dan Page Active Member

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    You've got to be more specific if you want a real discussion here.
    Anything can be bad or good.
     
  12. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    There's a difference between hunting and actually harvesting of wild game. When done legally and ethically, there is nothing bad to be found in the harvesting of game. As noted, it is necessary to maintain some semblance of natural balance in a world where we've upset the balance of nature. Hunters, as a group, pour more money into conservation programs than any of the groups who might criticize hunting.

    Next question.
     
  13. Dan Page

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    Hunters in the early 1900's came together and saved many species from extinction. Market hunters had seriously reduced many populations of wildlife. Some, like the Passenger Pigeon, were exterminated. Hunters brought about legislation that set up conservation and management of wildlife species. Kinda like we as fishermen have to do now to save some precious runs of fish. Nobody else seems to give a crap. :beathead:
    What are all the environmental groups, tree huggers, animal rights people doing as Endangered fish species sit on the edge of extinction?
     
  14. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    No.
     
  15. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Where did you hear that it was bad, just curious.