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    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      I was in a waiting room recently and I picked up the Dec 09 copy of The Sun to browse through. Low and behold our own Dave Peterson gave an interview on Ethical Hunting and Treatment of Animals. Now this may have been already found its way to the forum in another thread and I missed it but I have to say, “Good work Dave!” It was so pleasing to see this subject discussed with the kind of dignity that we try to practice in our sport. And it was laying right there in a waiting room that would be used by folks from all walks of life. I wish there were a copy in every waiting room in America! Thanks Dave!

    • David Petersen
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      Well Duncan, having seen that Sun interview apparently puts you in a minority of hunters.:P The SUN is a well-known “literary” magazine with highly educated, mostly eastern urban readers whom we could, fairly or not, lump as mostly “intellectual liberals.” I agreed to the interview precisely to confront the comfy if uninformed beliefs of these folks, just as I’ve done for decades now — writing and speaking to “hostile” audiences who, for the most part, react surprisingly favorably to dignity and truth about hunting. Perhaps that’s why I’m more sensitive to hunter ethics and public statements than many hunters–because I have long experience hearing the complaints from the other side. But then my interview in the current TBM hasn’t gotten much reaction either. Maybe everyone is too busy practicing and sharpening heads for the upcoming seasons to have any reading time. Or maybe everyone agrees with me, so nothing to comment on! πŸ˜€ Righto. 😳 Anyhow, thanks. dave

    • Patrick
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      You truly are inspiring Dave! I was thinking about doing a similar interview, but they all want me to pay them. Is that normal? :oops::lol:

    • bruc
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      Patrick is right Dave. You truly are inspiring!!
      I think a lot of us may think in similar ways but do not have the same conviction, and ability, to convey in spoken and written words.
      I have not seen the article so the above is based on your interview with TBM and other articles I have read. I would like to see a copy of the article.
      Bruce

    • Hank
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      I have not found the latest issue of TBM on the newsstand yet.Is it out?

    • Patrick
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      Hank wrote: I have not found the latest issue of TBM on the newsstand yet.Is it out?

      Hank, you picked a strange place to ask that question.

    • Hank
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      As usual I do not even understand your no data answer.

    • Patrick
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      πŸ™‚

    • 3blades
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      Just finished the interview Dave Peterson in the Aug/Sep issue of TB. Lots of stuff that I was really impressed with and particularly his logical view on wildlife habitat preservation. Nice to know that their are people like Dave Peterson that help us hunters out so much in the hunting cause and ethical values. πŸ˜‰

    • L82HUNT
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      I thought the interview in TBM was very good. Having read four of Daves books I really enjoy his writing even if it is a topic I don’t agree with him on.

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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    • bruc
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      Thanks Duncan.
      Bruce

    • NHguy12
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      Hey Dave, I thought Heartsblood was one of your best books. :0) But I am a pastor so maybe I am just a “spiritual geek”.

    • Todd Smith
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      Nice work Dave, as usual… todd

    • David Petersen
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      Thanks, fellers. And thanks for the link, Duncan. But anyone who uses it should be aware that it’s less than half the very long interview. I have the full text but don’t know how to post it. If anyone is interested maybe Robin can post it here someplace. What makes it different from the TBM interview is that for TBM I’m talking to hunters. For the SUN I’m talking to non- and anti-hunters. You should see some of the letters it provoked! :P:lol: dave

    • kingwouldbee
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      WOW! Dave, I think I’m smarter just reading that article.:D

      Lot’s of 25cent words there, lol, just kidding you my friend.

      Truthfully, you have a vary good way of making the reader think, and really, isn’t that what it’s about, if we/they will stop and think for a second, it makes perfect sense.

      I also, am a spiritual hunter, I must get to the HIGH COUNTRY to worship GOD, to see his handy work.

      As I roam the mountains, He speaks to me in signs and wounder, I hear him call my name, bidding me to come closer.

      I don’t believe in the theory of evaluation, ( for me, it takes more faith than to believe in creation ) however, I think adaptability is self evident, I do like the way you used it though, kind of spoke to them in there language.

      I do respect and appreciate you.

      SO, HUNT HIGH AND HUNT HARD, THEIRS A BULL CALLING YOU, TO COME DANCE.

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Dave,
      If you have it in hard copy it can be scanned as a .pdf file. If you have it saved as a .pdf already Robin can probably just post that. If it is in a Word or similar electronic document, there is a free downloadable .pdf converter that will convert .doc files to .pdf and it is pretty easy to use. Its called PrimoPDF.
      Duncan

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      I have just posted the full interview. It is called The Good Hunter and it is available to anyone at our site, under the Feature Article banner. I really enjoyed working on this piece and I hope you all enjoy reading it.

    • BadShotDad
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      Thanks! I just read it, and Dave, you are a very thoughtful, well-spoken person. You elucidated many thoughts and feelings I have about hunting and our place in the world.

      And yeah, I am a ‘liberal intellectual’ πŸ™‚ At least to some, to others…not so much. πŸ˜†

    • rayborbon
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      Just read the article. It’s littered with many very practical facts and points of view in favor of hunting.

      I’m sure David and I don’t agree on politics but we could definitely agree on some of the points he made during the interview.

      As to bear baiting… I don’t do it and never have,but it’s one of the main points in the article which I disagreed with. I also do not believe one should be expected to eat everything they hunt. In fact there are some species which need management and I believe Dave in his own way has come to grips with this idea. He was mostly talking on the subject of wolves. However I also tend to think there are other species which also fall into that category.

      At any rate if everyone agreed with me it would be a boring world.

    • Treetopflier
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      Well I just tried to read it and it ends mid-sentence with a fair amount not posted. I’m sure Robin will get that fixed soon, now that she’s aware of it.

    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      Treetopflier wrote: Well I just tried to read it and it ends mid-sentence with a fair amount not posted. I’m sure Robin will get that fixed soon, now that she’s aware of it.

      It has been fixed. Sorry for the technical difficulties. 😳

    • Buckhorn73
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      Dave,
      I have only the TBM interview to repond to in this forum topic as seen in the electronic version of TB. I have recorded in the past a documentary called ” Sourdough” which I watch over and over on an old VHS tape. It basically outlines the story of an elderly trapper who lives a solitary life in a cabin and has lost one of his like-minded friends while another has gone back to civilian life. As the result of that and some confrontations with ORV hooligans, he decides to head back even further into the wilderness where he encounters a regal mountain goat and its’ entire group. Just when he feels he has reached his “shangrila”, a group of helicopter hunters land and have killed the regal mountain goat he has strived so hard to befriend.
      This is a roundabout way of saying your interview emulates this story in my mind. I feel truly honoured to share not only your views but this forum. Great interview. Thank you.

    • Idabow
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      Dave and fellow Traditionalists,
      Just got done reading the interview and as always, felt that Dave hit it on the head as to how I feel about what we all do as traditional hunters. In my own little mind, this should be our “Mission Statement/Article” that one should read and understood before signing onto this site or any other site for that matter:) Thanks Dave, for putting into words what many of us cannot.
      Bill

    • Nutmeg
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      I’ve read both interviews. terrific. Sure would rather have David as our “spokesperson” the the aging rocker.(nut):lol:

    • David Petersen
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      Thanks, Nut … but what makes you think I’m not an aging rocker? :lol::P If I could have hair, I would. If I could have Ted’s hair, complete with fresh scalp, even better! 😈

      And thanks to everyone for your kind feedback. I especially enjoy folks who say, “Now, I don’t agree with you on everything, but …” That suggests that rather than just singing to the choir, or just annoying people who don’t agree with me on much of anything, rather, we are actually communicating. That’s a real compliment for a guy with my job description: trouble maker. πŸ˜› Dave

    • mts
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      When I read the August/September 2010 issue I thought to myself hmmm, I’ve seen that interview before. Well I went out to the garage and leafed through my old stack of TBM. At last I found the April/May 2004 issue with an Article Titled:Hunting Down a Hunter: An evening with traditionalist and hunting philosopher David Petersen by Ken Wright. The recent interview by Don Thomas was a nice update on that previous article.

    • Nutmeg
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      Come to think of it Dave you kind of do look like an aging rocker. Rock on! (nut):lol:

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