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Yes ,Sir I live in India. To be honest, after the ban on hunting in 1972 whole two generations have grown up not knowing much about it except the tales heard from their fathers and forefathers. Much of the good old tales have been lost in time. The youth does not want to talk about it because it has become illegal to hunt.Today's youth is more fascinated with smartphones. They have been brainwashed into believing that hunting is wanton slaughter and bloodshed . However some youth boast that they can hunt anything if given a chance. They say so to impress girls but they are the ones to flee at the first sight of danger. Hunting of wild boar and nilgai is allowed in some states where they have been declared vermin. Poaching is still rampant but people don't raise their voice against it . Poaching is what has destroyed the fauna of our forests.

Thank you sir for your response. Hopefully you can change some minds. Lead by example.
 
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With all due respect ,Sir , I do not have any anti-hunting sentiments. I see it as a conservation method. The tales of my father and grandfather just excited me about the joyful times they lived in .One cannot blame the hunters for the extinction or decline of species. Industrialization has caused much destruction but people don't see it with their open eyes.
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You are fortunate to have such a grandfather and father. You see the world with maturity and still have the keenness of youth to learn more. An admirable combination.
Friend Ponton would be a marvelous teacher as he has taught us a lot on this forum already.
He has an openness and honesty to say it how it was and is whilst at the same time he has genuine compassion for both his friends and his beloved shikarees.
You will not find a better mentor unless it is one of his fellow friends from the past.
Hunt well and learn well young man
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You are fortunate to have such a grandfather and father. You see the world with maturity and still have the keenness of youth to learn more. An admirable combination.
Friend Ponton would be a marvelous teacher as he has taught us a lot on this forum already.
He has an openness and honesty to say it how it was and is whilst at the same time he has genuine compassion for both his friends and his beloved shikarees.
You will not find a better mentor unless it is one of his fellow friends from the past.
Hunt well and learn well young man
Bob Nelson
Thank You for your kind words. I look forward to meet Major Khan Sir personally and learn from him.
 

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Thank you sir for your response. Hopefully you can change some minds. Lead by example.
I would really love to explain it to others. But the moment any word on hunting came out of my mouth people mocked me. In my school when I narrated this story to a classmate he made fun of me and my father. I vowed never to share any story with anyone. But on going through this forum I realised that I am in company of some great men .
 
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I would really love to explain it to others. But the moment any word on hunting came out of my mouth people mocked me. In my school when I narrated this story to a classmate he made fun of me and my father. I vowed never to share any story with anyone. But on going through this forum I realised that I am in company of some great men .
Thank you young Sam. Your class mates don't know what they are missing.
Bob Nelson
 
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I am very sorry to announce that my father and the protagonist of this story left for his heavenly abode on 13/4/2021 due to sudden cardiac arrest. Please pray for peace of his soul
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your father find peace and you have fond memories of him despite him being. a protagonist.
Bob
 

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i was raised on a farm in the late 40,s-early 50,s, my father taught my brothers and i how to handle firearms and hunt safetly. their were guns in the milk house and barn with ammo for any vermin that would show up, plus their were house firearms also that we all knew where they were if needed. school shut down for three days at the start deer season, all my friends hunted and we spent many days hunting as time allowed. and a few of us still get together for a few days a years to hunt( we tell alot of lies and take quite a few breaks and talk about the young ladies we knew) as we are all in our mid to late 70,s now.

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Cartridges from Mantons, Rodda and Lyons and Lyons ! ! Those are a great age. I’d love to add some of those to my collection someday.
 

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