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Clayton S.

Colorado Big Game Unit 137 - posted 1 year ago

Has anyone hunted this unit for Pronghorn? I am looking for some public camping areas?
Thanks

Clayton S.

HOMESTEAD - A Utah Elk Bowhunt - posted 2 years ago

Great hunt. My favorite GH film so far.

Clayton S.

Arizona Big Game Unit 6B - posted 3 years ago

Draw odds for coues yet?

Clayton S.

The benefits of wild game meat - posted 4 years ago

Ms. Schmitt, while your article brings up great points about the benefits of wild game meat and the satisfaction of providing fantastic table fare for our families, it lacks in accuracy throughout. As an avid hunter, food animal veterinarian, and an individual involved with my family's ranch, I take offense to the bold assumptions you have made here. Our current world population is over 7 billion and expected to reach 11 billion by 2050. Can these numbers be fed on venison alone? Above you mention that farms are producing cheap meat, eggs and dairy that may hinder our health – and the health of our planet. I would argue that farms are producing affordable protein for people that otherwise would not be able to afford or provide for themselves. In addition, in what way are they hindering our health? Surely you cannot completely blame animal protein for an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, when our increasingly sedentary culture consumes even more amounts of refined sugar and carbohydrates. I would argue with Lee Lakosky's statement that people were healthier generations ago. If that were true, then why is our life expectancy greater now than ever? As far as harming our environment, animal agriculture is more efficient than ever. According to Jude Capper PhD from Washington State University, animal agriculture's carbon footprint has decreased by 16% per unit of production since 1977. It would take more land, more water, and increased time to produce the same animal on grass alone, therefore increasing the carbon footprint. Also, you mention that factory farms produce high levels of waste and contribute to human and animal disease. Are you referring to something specifically or do you have any data that would back that up? The assumption is made that organic foods are "better" for you, but there are no scientific data to back that assumption up. Rather than alienating hunters and food animal producers, we should unite and combine resources to fight common enemies like PETA and HSUS. Furthermore, I would invite you to come tour some modern food animal production systems today to get a better understanding of how and why our food is produced. No hunter can deny the satisfaction of the hunt and the end result of delicious self provided meat but, we shouldn't justify this based on misguided statements.

Clayton S.

Can you score? - Week 3 - posted 5 years ago

109 1/8