default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Game hunting put into perspective

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:17 pm, Wed May 16, 2012.

Interesting letter about Randy Thomas killing beautiful animals for sport. The sport of hunting has been around for centuries. Let's put this into perspective.

My family and I have had the pleasure of being invited to Randy and Julie's home for a meal of wild game that, yes, Randy has hunted. He does use animals he hunts as meals, and what an incredible cook he is! Do all the animals he hunts provide his meals? Most likely not. Some of these animals don't satisfy the taste buds and are from exotic areas that would make it highly difficult to ship the meat. The meat will at times feed locals, while the hides are hunters' treasures that will provide memories of adventures they have had.

There is a need at times to dwindle herds of animals, or they will perish from starvation. Licenses are sold to thin herds and create revenue to put back into the wildlife conservation. This information was given to me by a good friend who was a wildlife biologist and strong advocate of protecting wildlife. I was surprised on his positive stance on selling permits and licenses to sport hunters. He said it is a must to dwindle the herds, and the largest source of funding to pay him and others like him to do their work! If the herds are low, the permits and licenses are not allowed.

If you sit and talk with Randy, there are many instances where he has risked life and limb to hunt certain types of game. There is sport to hunting. It is not a walk in the park — aim the rifle, shoot, go home and hang the animal on the wall. There is much more to it than this, which in turn creates the sport.

Last but not least, I take offense to calling our soldiers in the Middle East killers. Our soldiers are there to protect and hopefully provide freedom to its people, the same freedoms that we enjoy and allows our opinions to be expressed, just as I am writing here!

Dan Christy


Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • daniel hutchins posted at 1:01 pm on Wed, Nov 23, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1342

    herds don't need to be dwindled.

    If meat can't be eaten, then the animal shouldn't be hunted.

    The hide is irrelevant, and it falls under the category of cruelty for animals, just like ivory tusks from elephants.



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists