this reads like a KKK brochure about MLK. they completely ignore the fact that hunting, especially in africa, does more to maintain species than anything else. sure it is in our own self interest to maintain the animals and habitat for them for huntign purposes. it works very well. ,)
The HSUS is a complete joke and I'd expect nothing less than this pack of lies in their latest hunter smear campaign.
They use the term SCI, terms like "canned hunt" and something we all enjoy doing (hunting) as an extremist activity that is cruel and inhumane. All while sitting at home wearing leather, eating beef and chicken that are raised/killed in ways that are not even close to the life that the animals we hunt live or die.
Animals (with the exception of domestic cats/dogs) are on the BOTTOM of the food chain-they're fair game for whatever is at the top of that chain, which would be all of us. That's the way it's always been and always will be-I doubt the HSUS or PETA will ever come to grips with that concept though.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.