So...do you enjoying killing?

Can’t be arsed to drag through whole thread but for me age has played a huge part in the answer .When I was younger big bags and several carcasses in the chiller were top priority and killing was as easy as breathing .The older I got ,the more I did ,being in touch with a wider group of enthusiasts ,the easier it became to switch off completely ,concentrating on doing the job right rather than ever thinking about why .Now in my 50s It means less and less each year having shot enough deer to last a lifetime .Now it’s about selection and culling where appropriate .I went through a stage earlier in life where no in season deer was safe regardless of whether it was a cull or not .I would now rather see my son grass a beast than pull the trigger myself and try to install a value on life rather than just a target .He has turned down several shots to his credit ,shots I would have taken at his age ,not dangerous but just to watch rather than kill .
Someone mentioned thermal and I for one think it’s a fantastic breakthrough for stalking especially in woodland .No one is forced to take the shot nor is a good look through the bins thereafter frowned on .
Steel sights were once thought sporting lol.
Killing is a necessary byproduct of our urge to be hunters ,there’s no shame if carried out competently .
 
My business spends over USD100,000 every year on wages for anti-poaching staff. That money comes from trophy hunters. Do you know anyone else who will give me that money?

Kind regards,

Carl
In any event, how many of your customers are *really* buying biological wall decorations?

My understanding is that the motivation for the vast majority of trophy hunters is not the small fundament of the hunted animal, but the experience of having hunted it.

Seriously, what proportion of hunters are really killing to put heads on a wall?
 
In any event, how many of your customers are *really* buying biological wall decorations?

My understanding is that the motivation for the vast majority of trophy hunters is not the small fundament of the hunted animal, but the experience of having hunted it.

Seriously, what proportion of hunters are really killing to put heads on a wall?
Quite right. These are committed and ethical hunters buying an experience. The trophy is simply to help them subsequently to remember and reminisce about it.
 
One of you either side, standing on the skids, roped to the chopper, an AK apiece. Unlimited quota, no kill fee, keep the carcasses at game-dealer rates...:p

Think we're gonna get told off soon. Best stop the naughtiness...
Don't like AKs last time I played similar games it was a little 30 cal American carbine as choice but I was on the ground. Why stop when I'm reliving my youth, but I suppose I had better do so.
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mchughcb

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Are trophy hunters really hunting?
A guide usually does all the hunting right up to deciding when the shot will be taken, or not.
Or have I got that wrong?
Regards,Ken.
Or is guided hunting only about trophy hunting? There are places which are on public land where you can hunt for trophies and you have no guide.
 
Shoulda been more specific, sorry, wasn’t including the likes of you.
More the ones that may only get their gun out once every Preston Guild, or less! And pay a guide every “Hunt”.
Regards,Ken.
Hi Ken,

So now we're throwing another variable in:

Trophy vs meat; guided vs self-guided; and - the new one - frequent vs infrequent.

How frequently does someone need to go out in order to qualify as a hunter? What about the struggling paramedic or shop-worker who saves up to go on an outing once or twice a year with someone like Sikamalc to guide them after a doe? Are they not hunters?

Kind regards,

Carl
 

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