My friend jepetto62,
It's not my intention to single you out and ridicule your commentary. You have the right to your opinion as I do to mine.... However, I find your views are naive and not based in the reality of the true threat that all sportsmen face globally. Maybe it is a cultural issue on how we view this, but I promise you that your method of thinking will most assuredly fail in the grand scheme of it all. I really don't know how I can make it any clearer...These fanatical individuals who we refer to the "Antis" are terrorists in their own rite... They despise you and your choice to "torture" animals. Being non-confrontational, cleaning the blood from animals before we pose for pictures, or whatever you do that you feel will provoke, does nothing to apease them. They hate you and would rather see you die before a furry woodland creature...
Keep a low profile? Avoid driving around with bloody animals in your truck? Avoid shooting with people around? Do you seriously believe these tactics are going to preserve our hunting rights? I can't speak for your country of origin, but they definately will not work here in the U.S. You are loosing your God-given rights exactly because you are cowering in front of those that would challenge you. If you haven't lost all of your hunting rights yet, it's because of luck. Stay your present course of lurking appologetically in the shadows and you will soon enough..
I'm not advocating hate. Nothing could be further than the truth. Fighting fire with fire means doing exactly what they are beating us with... The Antis are better organized, better funded, and definately more outspoken. Additionally they are extremely well adept at disguising their resources and agendas.
And for your info, GreenPeace is one of the WORST enemies of the hunting/fishing community. If you think that all they care about hugging trees you are badly misinformed. Furthermore, if you think they want to save the forrests so you can hunt in them, you are a bigger fool still...Listen, we will save the so- called "green" organizations for another discussion another time.... The point is that PETA, GreenPeace, the Humane Society, ASPCA, Friends of Animals, the Sierra Club, are just a few of the hundreds of well funded organizations that are all networking to take away your rights to hunt, fish, trap fur, and own a gun. They network with each other as well as disguise their true agendas to the very members that donate money to them.... Many of whom are people who hunt, fish, camp and enjoy the outdoors... They have us tricked into financing our own demise and we don't even realize it... And yes, they all have websites... I suggest YOU check them out a little closer next time....!
"Who's being naive now Kaye?".....Michael Corleone... The Godfather