If Only Antis Told The Truth

It would be tough for anyone who hunts not to be disturbed by the rhetoric being put forth by anti-hunting groups. They’re that 10% of the population who not only does not hunt, but are busy trying to make a living out of ending all hunting by getting others to drink their Kool-Aid.

This vocal minority can no doubt stir up trouble by never seeming to let the facts get in the way of a good argument. They are also just that, a minority no different in the sense that hunters are a minority. Believing that they are the ones totally responsible for non-hunters turning away their support for hunting is giving them more credit than they’re worth. The question is, what to do about them?

One solution has been right there in front of us all the time—fair chase. Hunting being conducted under laws and game management guided by science that are established to ensure the well-being of game species is an inconvenient truth for the anti-hunting agenda. Their work around is to ignore this fact, or bring their own junk science to the table to refute real science. But what they can’t work around is this truth, that beyond game laws, the overwhelming majority of hunters limit themselves for the benefit of wildlife by choosing to hunt under the highest of ethical standards, working with and not against the principles of conservation.

Fair chase is the anti-hunting boogey man. It says hunters are not the uncaring, blood sport thugs with no honor or values they often try and portray hunters to be. Fair Chase is the shield their anti-hunting arrows bounce off of. Each one of us has this shield. If we all use it, that’s what to do about the anti-hunting noise.