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    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      David’s latest interview.

      http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/why-hunt

      Enjoy and can’t wait for your comments.

      Semper Fi

      Mike

    • Brennan Herr
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      Thanks Mike….really enjoyed the discussions. Good stuff to contemplate while sitting in the woods.:D

    • Cameron UnruhCameron Unruh
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      Great interview – David is always my vote for the voice representing the hunt and hunter. It would have even been better if it was just an interview with David only. But that is just my bias.

    • Stephen Graf
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      I was a little disappointed that the only arguments brought up to justify conservation were economic based.

      Unless we can learn to see that all living things, game or non game, plant and animal, have a fundamental right to exist that goes beyond their economic value to us, we are lost.

      I would have liked to see a different discussion about the argument that since we can raise our own food, we have no need to hunt. There was some discussion about how factory meat is produced through the suffering of factory animals, which was good to hear. But there was still an implied assumption that factory farming animals was acceptable.

      On the whole, I thought it was a good discussion, given the time allowed, but I don’t think it would change anyones mind one way or the other.

      Death is life, I hunt to live. I’m not sure how long I will live when I cannot hunt. Like the kaibab squirrel, if I can’t gather my own nut, I’ll die.

      I wish they would have lost the other two fellows, and given Dave more time.

    • wojo14
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      Thanks for the link.

      Very good to listen to while relaxing at work.8)

      I always enjoy Dave’s opinion on hunting and conservation.

      He keeps me in check.

      I like the “Horn Porn” magazine comment!

      I stopped all my subscritions to all those mags last year when I got into trad.

    • Stephen Smiley
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      I enjoyed listening to it at work as well. Always interesting to listen to David express what many of us feel. I wish they would have given him more time.

      Thanks Col. Mike for posting the link.

    • garydavis
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      I guess I’m not smart enough to understand all of what the professor and the producer were making points about. I was getting a little distracted waiting so long for David to get a mike. The whole interview was like the beach at slack tide and every time David spoke was like a coho or a humpy break the surface. Maybe next time they’ll let David roll with it.

      Thanks Col.

      Gary Davis

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      I agree. I wish it had been just Dave. I didn’t care for the rest.

    • Ptaylor
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      Steve Graf wrote: I was a little disappointed that the only arguments brought up to justify conservation were economic based.

      Unless we can learn to see that all living things, game or non game, plant and animal, have a fundamental right to exist that goes beyond their economic value to us, we are lost.

      Steve,

      What you have said here is exactly how I feel. It is especially important in the wildlife sciences world. At the wildlife department at the local university (and I know this is the way it is across the country), THE justification for hunting is economic, then management. Most of the undergraduate students are young, impressionable, urban people with no background with wildlife. They are taught about wildlife and wildlife management, and indoctrinated with these principles we’ve held in the management of game over the past century. But they only learn that hunting is good for raising money and keeping deer populations in check.

      We have to move beyond this, or, as Steve said, we will lose eventually. And so will the animals and wild places. There are more beneficial aspects to hunting. Anyway, that’s my rant for the day, I haven’t even listened to the radio interview yet, but am excited to!

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Col. Mike,

      thanks for sharing the link to the radio program. The one thing that made me smile was in talking about whether the desire to hunt is genetic. The gentleman said if it were, each autumn he’d see a lot of people sitting around sharpening sticks. ➡

      best, dwc

    • FallguyFallguy
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      Thanks Mike, As we all know this is a very deep subject and a 1 hour program only amounts to the opening credits to a story that will take countless hours to fully understand. To spend a hunting season sharing campfires with Dave and gaining perspective from his insights would be a truly rewarding experience.

    • Todd Smith
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      Listening now – thanks for posting. Certainly feel the lead in is a bit as though coming from the anti-side of the question.

    • Todd Smith
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      David presents a great case. What a guy!! Thanks David!! 🙂

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