Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why Do Most People Hate Hunters?

My first response to this question is; who really cares? Seriously, I could care less whether someone dislikes me simply because I enjoy hunting. Quite frankly, I don’t have to worry about running into these people in the woods which makes it all the better.

So why is it that some people hate hunters? Basically, I believe “hunter haters” can be categorized into three camps:

  1. Those who had a bad experience with a hunter or hunting
  2. Those who belong to some liberal, animal loving group, or,
  3. Those who hate hunters because others hate hunters
Let’s face it, some of us who call ourselves hunters really don’t understand or have the core values the majority of hunters possess. As a result, they sometimes create a situation, whether it is poaching or just a flagrant disregard for others, which leaves a bad taste in some ones mouth and creates a dislike for those who hunt. That’s our fault and well within our control. Behave yourselves when you’re enjoying our sport.

Next, what is there to say about those who belong to the liberal loving animal groups? I can’t begin to answer that question. Maybe they just need a well cooked steak to change their minds.  The could join  P.E.T.A. (People Eating T-Bones A lot).

Finally, there are those who hate hunters because others hate hunters. There seems to be a growing number of people in our country who lack the ability to think for themselves and formulate their own opinions. They want to follow the crowd. Well, keep on following and you’ll find yourself going over the edge of a cliff one day.  Just don't walk in front of my deer blind on your way.

The sad part of it is, all the children and grandchildren who will never experience the joys of the outdoors simply because they were born into a mindset that they had no control over. They will miss something in life. Something they could never imagine could be so fulfilling.

I welcome your comments.


  1. Very true.

    It is even worse here in the uk the mere mention of the word gun or hunting and people give you the look of having a rod shoved up their backside!

    No real hunting grounds and gun laws are getting even tighter. I don't think my children will have the pleasures of hunting and my grandchildren won't know what a gun looks like.

    I'm not liking the look of future hunting.


  2. I'm definitely pro 2nd amendment but... you don't need a gun to hunt.

  3. I am a hunter, but I respect the opinions of people that love animals and would never want to harm them. To me that is an ideology I can respect. I would never force anyone that does not want to, to kill an animal. As such, it only upsets me when they try to force their ideology on me. Hunters are animal lovers.