Unless they have watched Marty Stouffer movies or actually spent time in the outdoors observing nature, most people don't actually understand the brutality of it. This is why people would question the hunters who killed the wolf in self defense. In their limited scope of understanding, the wolf is a elegant spiritual creature, not one that would rip a man to threads and eat his innards without a second thought.
There are those that eat their young and not all animals are cute and cuddlely.
Marty Stouffer...brutal scenes in his movies? I must have missed those documentaries or blocked them out of my memory because I don't recall any of his documentaries showing brutality. There again, I didn't see every one of the shows but I did see a lot of them. The only aspect of his shows that is brutal is the fact he stage some of the video shots of the animals.
Some animals eat their young, middle aged and old members. I know I'm hung up on hogs but there was a documtary about hogs on the other week. They talked about their rapid expansion across the US. Also they talked about a sow who succombed to her mates and was eaten by all the hogs in the area. Now that is brutal.
I haven't seen any of his movies either. I just keep seeing a commercial for a dvd set of his that advertises the brutality of nature. Shows crocs eating animals, other animals fighting and so on.
Ever watch someone shoot a turkey with a bow and drop it right in the spot it was shot? If there are other turkeys around they will jump on the shot turkey and start kicking its butt.
i read the article about the trophy pronghorn and it was pretty funny. The hunter said he shot the buck and another buck came over and looked at it. seeing it was dead he took the other buck's does and headed off. Only the strong survive in nature.
Perhaps I missed if this all took place on on his hunting land, but assuming it was, then why the heck didn't he sneak up for a shot on the big 8 or 9 that was doing the goring? That would be a pretty unique experience to see either way, but that is some crazy aggressive behavior being displayed for a buck to do that.
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....