I just saw that the world hunting association has sponsors for its tv show again. (xtreme outdoors, eagle sports equipment, and crazy juice). last time when wha started they had a bunch of sponsors and everybody pulled out because wha was making hunters look bad, shooting deer with tranquilizers. i don't know what everyone else thinks, but that guy is really irritating. he makes us all look bad. he claimed that he set up the shooting contest inside fences because god wanted him to do it and he claims to represent all hunters. he doesn't represent me!
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Wed, 2007-01-03 14:37
Wed, 2007-01-03 16:03#1
It is a bad idea and I find it distasteful.
Wed, 2007-01-03 16:24#2
If they had a competition, but abided by fair chase rules, would that make a difference in your opinion?
Wed, 2007-01-03 16:48#3
I doubt it, this is of course just how I feel about it and I know lots of guys will disagree with me, but I do not like to see this kind of commercialization of hunting. It is bad enough with guys flogging hundreds of different CD's, the dozens of hunting shows, and much of this stuff these days is not being done in a tasteful way.
PH's inducing wounded buffalo and hippo's into charging so that they can crank out dangerous game video's that make them look like Tarzan, mounted deer heads using antler replicas of famous heads...............I could go on. I guess it is just a sign of the times, but I do not like it.
Like it or not, darting animals is stressful on the animal and there is a mortality rate attached to the darting 'game'. In the long run I do not think this portrays hunters in the right light.
But again.............that is just my opinion.
Wed, 2007-01-03 17:23#4
Have you been to their web site? I suspect that it would make you very angry. They even resort to woman in posing in skimpy camo outfits.
Wed, 2007-01-03 17:52#5
I can see where this is going. No, but I know it would tick off my wife who is an ardent hunter. Signing off on this one.
Wed, 2007-01-03 19:05#6
Not sure where you think it is going, but the reason I think it would make you angry is not the woman per se, but the fact that it is very gimmicky. They focus on flash, glitz and woman posing to attract viewers instead of focusing on hunting.
They make hunting more of a video game than real life if you follow me.
Wed, 2007-01-03 19:21#7
CVC.........I understand what you are saying about the site. I take hunting very seriously. It is a life long passion for me and my wife is pretty rabid about it as well. Hunting is a very personal thing for most people and can be a very important family tradition as well. I believe things like this cheapen the sport and convey the wrong image to non-hunters and to the young people entering the sport.
Where it's going? By that I mean I hope this isn't going to turn into one of 'those' topics.......ie heated. I saw this very thing being dicussed on another forum a while ago and it made for poor reading. I do not have a good feel for this forum yet and the members, so I could be way off base and if so I apologize for my thoughts in advance.
Things like this do not make me angry..............they are just depressing. It furthers my opinion that our two nations are becoming nations of shallow thinkers.
Wed, 2007-01-03 20:13#8
Sometimes they can get ugly around here too. Most people can discuss issues calmly (or with some semblance of calm). The issue of the WHA is one of those hot button topics.
When I asked about fair chase, it wasn't to push any buttons, but really just exploring the issue.
Wed, 2007-01-03 20:19#9
Makwa, you may be interested in reading the following article we published here on BGH in July of 2006 about the WHA.
There are at least a couple forum threads about the WHA as well from that time frame. I believe you'll find very little, if any, support for the WHA on this forum.
Wed, 2007-01-03 20:32#10
Thanks for the info moderator..........I will check it out.
CVC............I am always up for a good rational discussion. As we have discussed this WHA has been a hot topic, as is trophy hunting vs. meat hunting, in-line muzzleloaders vs. traditional and last but not least, hunting in game farms with high fence. Topics that just go round and round usually and never get anywhere.
One additional problem with forum discussions and e-mail for that matter, is that it is very easy to misread someone or say something that others take the wrong way without intending to do so. It is easy to do, heck I misread a post on another topic earlier today.
Anyways, I am please with this forum so far. Thanks for your patience as I feel my way in as a newbie.