Interesting read. The authors point that abolition of hunting is "legitimate and American as previous successful social struggles", suggests a truly warped perspective.
To put hunting on the same scale as child labor reformation, the civil rights movement, and women's sufferage is astounding and belittles some movements mentioned. Animals are not people.
Animals are not part of the social order of humans. This seems an almost trivial point, put nearly all anti-hunting rants start out with the assumption that animals are "near human" or even human. A huge leap of faith, but yet the entire animal-rights movement is predicated on this assumption.
I have learned quite a bit over the past few years turkey hunting and the majority of it was how to get that tom within range. Every article you read is littered with talk of fighting purrs, flydown cackles and clucks. What they don't tell you is now that you've caught that tom's interest and he's coming on a string... now what? I have seen more blown or missed turkeys from lack of experience in this area than I can imagine. If you can't seal the deal than you may as well have left the...