SpinnerMan wrote:Indaswamp wrote:SpinnerMan wrote:Indaswamp wrote:to get this thread back on track...notice the title "Duck Dynasty hunters". As in it is a foregone conclusion (assumed) that there are more hunters around because of the show.
I have not seen it. However, my guess is that there is a large regional variation in the popularity of the show.And PETA agrees 100%. This is very short sighted thinking. I always have and will continue to try and get more people into hunting. Even at my hunting/fishing club that is often very crowded, I ask every new member if they hunt and tell them I'll be happy to show them the ropes if they want to get into it. It's just the right thing to do. There are safety in numbers applies to hunting in a huge way. There are large numbers of people that would like to do nothing less than regulate us out of existence. The answer is to grow our numbers at every opportunity. If DD is doing this, that is awesome. Even if these newbies aren't doing it the right way Who did when they started anyways?Slack Tide wrote:Hell no...I for one definitely do NOT want more guys into hunting.
I don't begrudge anyone working through the stages of being a hunter. Of course, those of us at an "advanced" stage often looked down upon those at an earlier stage as age apparently causes to forget how we were.
Although I think I go through all these stages in a single season and may oscillate back and forth Well except the shooter stage, that I don't get. Go break clays if you want to shoot, but when I was young, I definitely went through it and all new hunters start at the beginning with no experience. As the article says "a hunter’s age, role models, and his years of hunting experience affect his ideas of “success” but none of us started with over 30 years of hunting like I know have Although I pray I am not close to half way and have another 40 or 50 years of getting out and I'll bet if I'm 80 and get an opportunity to hunting something I have never even seen before, I'll be like a kid and regress back to the limiting out stage. At least I hope so
I have witnessed it here. just like a dedicated golfer can spot young 'tiger woods' groupies, the young new DD hunters are easy to spot.
And you know they will learn, so you laugh and move on and lead by example. Who cares how they get into the sport? Welcome aboard and good luck
easy to say until they pull up less than 100 yards from you, 5 guys unload at everything 120 yards up-everytime- and basically screw it up for everyone within 1000 yards of them.