Every time I see an article in the paper or online about hunting, more so African safaris in the nature of the recent Melissa Bachman and The Herald’s bloated emotive bullshit by Bevan Hurley on NZ businessman Mark Gunton I see the same old nonsense repeated. All, if not most of it is based on emotional outrage, lack of understanding, research or all three of the above. Far be it from from us at WOBH to allow biased MSM spin go unchallenged.
This week over 450,000 people signed a Change.orgpetition calling for the South African government to ban big-game huntress and Minnesota-based television presenter, Melissa Bachman. The online fury was sparked after Bachman posted a photo posing with a dead lion she hunted in Africa.
Above is the perfect example of
people left wing idiots who do not can not engage logical thought processes, and act on emotional outrage. All of those who have signed the petition are effectively rallying to act against the law, by petitioning to ban a person for participating in a legal act in that country. Read more »
We live in a pretty benign environment where the most vicious animal is actually human but fortunately we have a reasonably effective police force to deal with those.
In the US though there are a large number of rather large primary predators that just love taking an easy lunch if it presents itself.
Once you peer into the eyes of death— assuming you survive—you never forget those eyes, that look. Blind luck enabled me to survive a grizzly bear attack in 1986, and the look in the eyes of that bear is a vision tattooed into my psyche: menacing, intense, focused on one thing—the kill.
Last winter I saw those eyes, that look, again. One morning, while shaking the sleep out of my brain, I headed to the kitchen looking for some coffee. Glancing out the backdoor slider of our Arizona home, I encountered those same eyes of death. A coyote stood transfixed, staring at his prey: our 20-pound dog that was sound asleep. Only a thin pane of glass separated predator from unsuspecting prey. I hollered. In response, the coyote glanced up at me, turned and trotted into our backyard. Grabbing my camera, I stepped outside. The coyote seemed unfazed: It meandered next door, checked out the neighbors’ deck then went into their front yard. It had zero fear of me.
Why should it? In many modern urban and suburban areas, predators have become part of the daily landscape. Coyotes, black bears and mountain lions are expanding their hunting grounds into city streets and backyards, in some cases operating with apparent disregard for any consequences. Read more »
Yesterdays Face of the day sparked some interesting comments and debate, some good, some ill thought kneejerk responses of outrage. Given the global fallout this story produced on news sites and social media, I decided to take a cyber stroll and see what was out there. The psychopathic animal activist death threats, suggestions of suicide, the cries and wails of “it’s not fair” and idiotic comments like “lets see you unarmed against the Lion” and it get’s far worse:
“Someone needs to capture her and break every bone in her body.”
“I want to punch this bitch’s teeth out.”
“If I come across her I’ll rip off her fucking face.”
“I would happily blow her head off.”
“I hope she gets breast cancer and dies in pain.” Read more »
They aren’t much chop at fighting wars, only winning when not led by a frenchman or when the Americans do the fighting.
But at least the cheese eating surrender monkeys have got some things right.
France has the largest hunting community in Europe, with 1.2 million registered hunters, one-third more than in Britain and four times as many as in Germany. And unlike the traditional English fox hunt (now banned), the practice in France is class blind.
At the start of the French Revolution, hunting, until then an exclusive privilege of the nobility, was opened to all. Today, nearly half of French hunters are workers and farmers. (It is still, however, a male thing — only 2 percent of hunters are women — and for the elite, as important a way to do business as golf is in the United States.) Read more »
Hey here’s an idea, lets invent a camo in one of the only colours deer can see….Blue.
Normally Ridgeline makes good kit. I have plenty of their gear in Buffalo camo and it is really warm, and really tough and more importantly makes you invisible, both to deer and to idiot shooters. Blaze orange makes you a target…I won’t wear it, I know of too many people who have been shot at wearing it. On top of that how can you be sure that the manufacturer of blaze orange mixed the colour the right way:
Bear in mind also there are two ways to make blaze orange clothing. One is by combining red and yellow. The other is by combining yellow and magenta – the latter of which is in the peak sensitivity range of a deer’s visual spectrum, and thus will glow in a deer’s eyes. Also consider that most conventional laundry detergents and many of the color dyes used on camouflage clothing manufactured overseas contain so-called blueing, brightening or whitening agents. What they do is collect light energy from a wide range of wavelengths, and re-radiate it in a powerful peak at a range of about 440 nanometers – near maximum sensitivity of a deer. Read more »