Moonrise

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here's a news item from the editor of The Tribune, a weekly published in North Carolina.

The World's Largest Army. American Hunters?

The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed.

That's great. It's better than great. The World's Largest Army. American Hunters?

There were over 600,000 hunters.

Allow me to restate that number.

Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world -- more men under arms than Iran ; more than France and Germany combined -- deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay.

But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week.

Michigan 's 700,000 hunters have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

America will forever be safe from foreign invasion of troops with that kind of home-grown firepower.

Admiral Yamamoto, during WWII said that he would never invade America, because, "There is a rifle behind every blade of grass."......

Hunting - it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security!

That being stated.......

Those of you that know me.....well, I simply choose not to hunt four legged critters. I killed a Bunch of jacks and cottontails and quail and dove in my youth.....well, let's just say BEFORE....

I was talked......bullied?....into going Mule Deer hunting with my first beloved X-Father in Law way back....took a Buck from about 600 meters with a custom built sniper weapon, 30.06.....poor Critter stood no chance at all......

Father in Law was hiking all over creation looking for them....I just laid flat on a high spot........for about five hours.....

Blew that poor beautiful Animal off the side of a fifty foot cliff..... then had to go get him.......

Yup, we ate that fellow for months. But....well, I didn't NEED to...nor did my Father in Law........ no problem there, and G-d Bless you Elmer, you were a good Man.....sorry I couldn't stomach hunting again with you......

They don't shoot back, and don't stand a chance.........

G-d Bless you hunting Folk. Kill kindly and Eat what you kill.....

....And remember this........

Two leggeds will kill you back.

Be careful of what you 'think' you want to do.

Amen and enjoy your Christmas. May you all be safe and Happy!
Wollf

4 comments:

Whittlin' Man - formerly "Lawman" said...

I dunno Wollf. After seeing the horrors of combat "up close and WAYYY too personal", I just don't have the same urge to hunt I used to. I always ate what I harvested or gave the meat to someone who would as I don't believe in "sport" hunting. Maybe I just got my fill of seeing the life fade from the eyes of a living creature.

Sven said...

I still hunt. Meat in the freezer is a necessity for us, as I am marginally employed. Its not always easy to pull the trigger. *UNTIL* I recall that it means food on the table.

Heh....and yeah, the American hunter constitutes one helluva armed force.

Howlsatmoon said...

Lawman....Exactly what I mean. Sven....Not much tastier than a fresh Elk steak!

Whittlin' Man - formerly "Lawman" said...

I should add I still go on the occassional hunt when the freezer is getting low. I just don't get the same enjoyment I used to.