Something I thought of while reading this:
t tens of thousands of deer are killed each year in collisions with vehicles. Their bodies lay along the roads and provide food for the eagles and other carrion eaters.Wolves have become a blessing in that deer are nuisance animals that devastate gardens and keep body shops in business.
You can buy "deer whistles" for cars. You mount them on the front fender, and they give a whistle that we can't hear but deer could. They'd hear the whistle and stay away from the road, according to the people who sell them. There's some doubt that they actually work as advertised, but when I was living in deer country back in the day, we'd put them on, and nobody who had them ever had a deer collision.
I am not a hunter or even a gun owner, but my son and his wife do hunt. They hunt mostly duck but have gone out for other prey at times. They do use what they kill, filling their freezer with duck and other meat that they use through the year. Ive also known some that live in more rural areas and had problems with raccoons etc. I may not believe in owning a gun or hunting for myself, though I have been trap shooting and to a pistol range. However, I do support those that do for sport when the kill is actually used and not just a trophy. I even support it for self protection in bear country, gator country, etc. There are also times where populations of deer, ducks, etc do get too large inviting disease. However this has pretty much been proven to be a result of wiping out or overly hunting the predatory animals such as wolves and big cats. It all becomes a balancing act because we humans are putting our thumbs on the scales by needing to protect livestock etc. from the predators or over hunting like we did to the Buffalo thus screwing up the natural balance
The one argument I just cant really accept is owning a gun for self-protection and concealed carry. If you are having to pull a gun out and point it at another human or even threaten that you have it, it is almost guaranteed that there is going to be a bad outcome. I know, there will be arguments about gangs etc.and yes, there will alway be bad players out there, but adding more weapons just exacerbates the problem.
There will be plenty of excuses of people supporting killing animals. Anyway if you look at the title of this post is: Hunting nude, its clear this thread is about hunting for pleasure or hobby , I dont think the person creating this thread was so concerned about nudist people being terribly attacked by animal and because of that nudist should hunt naked.
,My opinion is still the same. This thread is stupid and Killing animals for pleasure should be prohibited. Of course there are some situations that we can understand the need to sacrifice and animal but thats not the reason why this thread was created.
There will be plenty of excuses of people supporting killing animals. Anyway if you look at the title of this post is: Hunting nude, its clear this thread is about hunting for pleasure or hobby , I dont think the person creating this thread was so concerned about nudist people being terribly attacked by animal and because of that nudist should hunt naked.,My opinion is still the same. This thread is stupid and Killing animals for pleasure should be prohibited. Of course there are some situations that we can understand the need to sacrifice and animal but thats not the reason why this thread was created.
While the OP implied hunting for sport, I don't see why a nudist hunting for food would not prefer to do it naked.
As for getting rid of back yard pests, if someone is usually nude in their back yard, why would they put clothes on to shoot something?
And before someone brings up "live trap and release" NO, I am not the type to take my problem and make it someone else's problem!!!You live in MN? The state is full of very rural areas where you can release and the animal will not be anyone else's problem.I had a big problem with bears this year. One was a mama bear with three little cubs. She was trying to break into my garage to get food, any food, for herself and her cubs in the Spring. Do you think I would mindlessly just kill the mama and let the cubs be killed by other bears or starve to death? Of course not. I used my brain to study them and figured out a way to keep them from the garage. They have a right to live as much as anyone else and I live in peace with wildlife. It is way too e asy to solve problems with killing but it takes a bit of brainpower to figure out how to solve problems without mindlessly pulling a trigger.A big lie told over and over again to justify killing animals (for fun no doubt) is this nonsense about killing for food. The fact is that the USA throws away over half of all food produced. Yet the killers believe that it is more macho to kill animals for a lie and appear all macho then to go to a food bank to get some of this food, use it, and keep it from the landfills all because of some false sense of pride..Exactly, analyzing the situation and using your brain should work, however, some people cannot use their brain so they act according to their shooting/guns culture.This just goes to show that not using your brain thing works both ways. You liberal, feel good, city slickers won't even consider the arguments for the need's of population (disease control) and damage control..
Part of using a person's brain is to develop the ability to read and understand what is written. I am obviously not a 'city slicker' . I do not live in a city and I have never struck a deer with a car because I know when they come out to feed and drive defensively. Yet, I see countless morons who drive like crazy and don not care what they hit with their cars or trucks. Then they blame the animals for their obvious fault. As for garden damage, my original fence was jumped over by deer and so I built a higher fence and that solved the problem. I had a problem with groundhogs in the garden too. I trapped them with a humane live trap and moved them far away from others. I would never release them in a neighbor's yard. That is just plain dumb and disrespectful of the neighbor and clearly not using one's brain.
Using one's brain to solve problems really does work - try it sometimes (if you can). As for convincing anyone that you are right or that they are right, you certainly are right that this will never work with you if you continue to maintain your closed minded approach and never consider what anyone else says.
.Exactly, my neighbor is more of a backyard pest then any animal. Should I just shoot him??
Nah, hold off for now. However you could hope he is the social butterfly type. Mother nature depends on them to spread the Covid-19 in her attempt to thin the human herd ;-)