Tuesday, November 16, 2004 :::
I don't get why people like to hunt. I'm not sure how I feel about the actual deer or anything, especially after I read this article in the CityPages about how deer are basically the midwest's version of New York sewer rats, because they overpopulate, spread disease, and basically destroy their own natural habitats. But I just don't see the appeal of it. From what I understand, you mostly just stand as still as possible in the middle of the freezing cold woods and wait for hours and hours on end. I can't think of anything less enjoyable. Is shooting a gun really that fun?
I asked my hunter friends, and some say they hunt for the food (yeah, right), and some say it's for the sport (although I don't see how sitting still in a tree for eight hours until a deer happens to walk in front of you very sportsmanly). I guess at least as long as they use all the carcass parts and let nothing go to waste then I can't have a problem with it. And I mean ALL of the parts:
::: posted by dan at 8:37 AM :: [ link ] :: (15) comments
15 previous comments:
Maybe it's a ploy to keep away the neighbors (or salesmen or family as the case may be).
By Colleen, at 9:42 AM
The challenge of hunting is trying to fool nature, in that any alert animal can pick up smell, movement, shape from a predator before they're in line of sight, it's alot tougher than sitting in a tree and waiting. Oh, and it gets miserable cold sumthin awful... try not shivering if you want to bag a deer.
I agree with you about using all the parts and not wasting anything unnecessarily, and damn is that pic awesome.
btw, shooting a gun is one of the most enjoyable things you can do. Don't knock it till you try it, you may just be suprised at your own response.
Regardless, if the shit hits the fan, its not a bad skill to have.
By , at 9:43 AM
I've been to a shooting range & found shooting a gun to be most enjoyable. I have mixed feelings about the doorbell. I find it funny & revolting at the same time.
By hot babe, at 12:10 PM
I love retarded "gun people" are. "When the shit hits the fan?" Oh yeah I better be ready for that alien or terrorist invasion. Last I checked the only people who get shot with guns are the idiots themselves who own the guns, their buddies they are hunting with or their kids who find it under the bed. I guess I am totally not prepared because I have never once thought, I better learn how to shoot a gun. I understand being prepared for worse case scenarios, but come on... Bang! Bang! Bang!
By , at 12:11 PM
In response to the anti gun guy:
For starters, I said IF the shit hits the fan.
To end this quickly and cleanly, I live in Israel, we actually need the infernal things here in case you live under a rock.
When I lived in Baltimore,MD my apt. was broken into and I was attacked by a man with a knife and a drug addiction. No one was hurt in the end, but I was able to defend myself, all b/c of a gun.
And by the way, my kids are both aware of all of the dangers of the damn things, and know safety proceedures in case they ever come across one. After all, they're not toys.
You can't make a gun kid proof, but you can make a kid gun proof.
I hope you're never in a situation where you'll need a gun, but you never know, and it doesn't matter where you live.
By , at 1:48 PM
Really. I've always thought that child-proof guns are possible if manufacturers would care enough to put to put money towards those percausions...
Plus...how do you make a child gun proof? Cover them in Kevlar??
By lynne, at 2:05 PM
If anyone I knew had that revolting thing - disowned. And clearly we have a passionate subject here. I'd buy a gun. It's gotta be more effective to ward of prowlers than my current butcher knife under the mattress...Also, it would be cool to be like Charlie's Angels.
By Kiddo78, at 2:54 PM
My favorite part of this post is the visual of hot babe at a shooting range.
Dan...you have hunting friends?
It could be "The shit hitting the fan" is a completely popular and hip saying in Israel?
By , at 4:15 PM
Hey, what's so weird about me at a shooting range? I'm a renaissance gal.
By hot babe, at 4:27 PM
My coworkers are hunter friends. They look forward to it all year. They make me mark it on the calendar at work so that they have something to look forward to. I don't get it.
By dan, at 5:16 PM
I'd be afraid of ringing that doorbell. I imagine the ding dong butt plug popping out along with a slew of backed up poo. Yuck.
By , at 8:23 PM
If they used the ass for a door bell, I'm afraid to see what they used for the door knocker.
By stapler, at 5:59 AM
The anonymous, Pro-gun poster from Israel is a rarity. s/He is a responsible gun owner. Teached the kids the importance of gun safety. Also lives in world where just getting on a bus or going shopping is risking your life. We here in the upper midwest don't have to deal with the same constant fear.
That being said. I fired a gun once, in Navy boot camp. Hit the target all 15 times. Never in my life felt a need to fire a gun again. Got no enjoyment or thrill from it. Some people get a thrill from it. Some people don't.
By Trekgeekscott, at 7:40 AM
here in the pacific northwest,venison is a delicasy. we don't have the diseases your game has there. deer,elk,moose are culinary heaven! picture a stew cooked in a fryingpan on a wood stove of bottom round,cubed and browned,in a flour-butter based whitesauce, crushed garlic, sauted onions and the cheapest pinot noir (twice as much as you need, the cook drinks the rest)because all the bad stuff gets boiled out (except what the cook consumes)and served with tiny boiled red potatoes,and lots more butter! yasure, but i'll die happy, well fed and maybe with a good buzz on.
By , at 12:43 AM
Do you cook the butts up too? Or are those traditionally saved for doorbells? I would think a pinot noir would compliment the butts nicely.
By Kristina, at 1:57 PM
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