Anybody else find hunters posing with kills oddly terrifying?
Is that a nilgai?
Wow I think I saw this exact picture on tinder. Like 78 different times
People who fish do the same thing, but for some reason it does seem less terrifying. Is it because there’s not much blood on the catch? Or because there’s not really a pain expression on the fish since they’re already death-like eyes? Lol I don’t mind hunting if you’re going to eat the catch, but hunting just to mount it on the wall, that’s kinda lame.
The comments on these types of posts are always interesting. I wonder where people draw the line because I never see these types of comments on fishermen when they land a 500 pound tuna or marlin.
I find that shirt terrifying
It depends on the hunter and the kill. Deer, mostly no because it’s a good chance they are going to eat the meat and whatnot and growing up in upstate NY has got me used to seeing dead deer. But trophy kills of animals that you know will just end up a head on a wall, yeah, that shit is creepy af.
Edit to add, it’s not just specifically deer I’m okay with, any animals that’s going to be eaten and used in a way that it wasn’t a pointless kill.
I grew up hunting, if you kill something that your family will be eating later, it is very fulfilling and it is something you should be proud of. We have been hunting and being proud of our kill since we started hanging out in groups(Most likely).
Having said that. If you are a trophy hunter, yes that is oddly terrifying, you are just killing to kill. My dad caught me shooting at rabbits for fun when I was a little kid with my bb gun (they would just run off really fast, not a deadly weapon) and he asked me “what are you gonna do if you kill one” and I really didn’t know how to answer that. But I did say something like “idk, I didn’t think about it”. He grabbed my BB gun from me and said “well then leave them alone” except with a lot more color in his language. I was shocked at this response because I’ve watched this same dude down a buck from across a pasture. But it took me a couple of years to understand why he was upset.
“hey look I killed this thing! Aren’t I a badass for using a deadly weapon on an unsuspecting animal. “
I don’t like those hunter pose. I don’t find this respectful. Though, I’m okay with hunters who hunt for food.
So I was raised in the city. I have always fished, and my grandmother taught me on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio. It was a part of life and I always loved it. Catching, killing and eating fish never made me feel badly, and I have always been as ethical as possible, following the rules and regulations, not keeping more than I could eat.
Recently I moved to a very rural city in the South. Everyone hunts here and after watching some hunting shows and talking to some people, I wanted to try it out.
I hate buying meat from grocery stores, where the animals are raise in usually crowded and horrible conditions. Once I moved here, I only buy from local farmers when possible. I figured hunting was another option to remove me from the grocery store food chain.
Well, after a few trips, I finally harvested my first whitetail buck. A fairly small one, which is sometimes the only option with regulations we have here.
Shot it, skinned it, processed the meat and have enough for many meals. The population of deer is managed closely here, only certain animals can be taken, and only during a short season. Proceeds from the hunting licenses go to wildlife management and environment programs.
I admit, when I took the deers life, I felt mixed emotions. After having been fully involved in the process of harvesting and processing my own meat, I feel better about it. Knowing where the meat came from, and that it was humanely killed and none wasted is much better for me.
I took a picture of the deer, not with me in it, but just to remember the day and the experience. I will keep the skull, because I find them beautiful, like most natural things.
That is a sacred cow in India, but it also lives in texas bc imported ant is feral. It’s the second picture of it that I see today. The first cow was still alive though. Btw I have never seen this animal in my entire life and now 2 pics on reddit in the same day. How courious is the internet.
Did that cow borrow those contact lenses from Linford Christie?
Hunting for food is okay.
Hunting for sport is barbaric.
It’s so grotesque. The smiling is eerie. I hate it 🤮
This pose is a little unsettling.
Guys eyes are emptier than that poor animal.
Considering my 84 year old grandfather still hunts, this isn’t that out of the ordinary.
It’s flat out sociopathic
Nothing odd about how terrifying it is, it’s some sociopath shit. I mean I can wrap my head around living off the land and hunting to eat, but trophy hunting and posing with your kill is some sick shit.
The redneck’s equivalent to a dick pic imo
Omg yes! I live in the south and this shit is one (of many) reasons I left FB. These pics with titles like “the Lord provides” Like they had to kill it to feed their family or something. You spent thousands on equipment, guns, clothes just to feed your family a deer? My husband and I use to say we were going to take pics with our grocery cart of food and post it with the same caption.
Now if a deer took out a hunter, that would be photo worthy.
Don’t you think that factory farming is much worse than hunting for meat?
So I’m an avid fly fisherman. I also try and keep the fish in the water during my grip and grins and release them back unharmed. There was this one time a fish and wildlife biologist approached me on the river and said try and keep 2-3 fish and not release them back because of over population in this particular river. Of course this was completely against what I’ve been taught as a fly angler but I politely obliged the fella.
So in my opinion it’s not just land species that can causes issue within a particular ecosystem. One example would be the re-introduction of wolves in Yellowstone. Before they were re-introduced the hoofed animals became over populated and actually caused some considerable damage to the ecosystem. River temps increase due the lack of aquatic vegetation in riparian areas so on and so on. Re-introduce the wolves and the balance is restore. Now this takes several years but it does repair itself.
Kinda disrespectful towards the animal I feel. [These African hunters](https://youtu.be/826HMLoiE_o?t=369) treat the hunted better.
I find it crass and gross.
Not at all. Don’t like it? Then don’t look.
Wait until you hear about factory farms.
Trophy hunters are psychopaths
The smile makes this picture super creepy
I myself hunt, but think these kill poses are disgusting and disrespectful to the animal.
That’s one of the cows imported from India. They got loose and now roam Texas as ferrel animals. This is considered to be a sacred animal not sure I would want the karma for killing it,or eating it.