I went hunting mid July this year for the first time. Shot a red heartbeest and I can say the biltong is delicious. Its something that not everybody would enjoy. I didn't know until I pulled the trigger.
Would I do it again? Yes I would. The whole weekend was fun and social. We were a mixed bunch of guys from 21 to 64 and to cook and tell stories without the SO's was fun.
I don't want to hunt trophies I only want the meat, and I got that. Worked out to more or less at R50/Kg including accommodation, travel etc.
Just one more thing. If you pay someone to murder somebody (Think Anni Dewani), what would you be guilty of?
Whats the difference to hunting or buying meat? You are the reason that cow is dead, because there is a demand from you and millions of other people. Its not for everybody, and I don't mind that.
I have more knowledge of firearms and their use in my left thumb than you have in your whole body.
I am saying I wish the animals had semi auto rifles.
I have no time or patience for anyone who kills an animal to prove he is a man.
And don't come with this crap about eating the meat afterwards or asking me if I eat meat.
We have discussed this here before.
Want to be a man? Go and fight a war for your cause or country.
I've been hunting a few times and have no issue with it as long as novices like me have someone around that can kill the animal quickly if its wounded but I will rather catch a spider/snake/scorpion/mouse and take it outside than kill it.
Ants are fair game though as they are a real pain.
What defense has an animal got?
I really do not think I need to justify my belief that I think hunting animals for fun is wrong.
Maybe people who do this were abused as kids?
When I was younger I was against hunting of any kind and am still against some forms of it (whale/foxes etc). But to be honest, the game probably had a much better life than the livestock kept for slaughter.
To the OP, good on you, why buy prepackaged slaughtered meat when you can go and actively help sustain the wild population by culling a few wild animals to provide food for you and yours!
"Man proposes, God disposes" Anon
Last edited by egenis; 07-08-2012 at 06:46 AM.
What is it with you and your thumb? Do you use your thumb to pull the trigger? wow so you went and did some battle, well done.
Actually no it doesn't, you have the upper hand on an animal that cannot think tactically. but then being such a warrior you already knew that