Deer hunters, as a whole, are some of the finest people you’ll ever meet. They are passionate about the game they pursue and truly care about the natural resources that support their outdoor endeavors. When deer hunters get together, whether they’ve known each other 10 years or 10 minutes, good times are had and conversations come easy. There is a natural bond there that has been likened to a brotherhood or family.
Unfortunately, like any family, there is always that estranged cousin or brother-in-law saying or doing dumb things who makes the whole family look bad; the one you do your best to avoid when you spot him out in public. Likewise, for deer hunters, bad apples not only reflect poorly on the rest of us, but they also jeopardize the future of hunting as we know it.
With hunters making up only 6 percent of the U.S. population, the last thing we need is to be divided, especially when it comes to trivial matters of our pursuits. So, I’m calling out the worst offenders — the five deer hunters who tick everyone off — and I’m asking that we all come together as fellow hunters to ensure the future of our hunting heritage . . . continue reading . . .