Fun talk:Hunting

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Sorry, but I can't see that taking life, any kind of life, intentionally, without the necessity of providing sustenance, is in any way amusing. (yes I do eat meat - to keep myself alive in reasonable health as an omnivorous animal) Susanpurrrrr 16:52, 4 March 2008 (EST)

I know nothing ;) Secret Squirrel 17:03, 4 March 2008 (EST)
Mmm ... that's what I thought :-) Susanpurrrrr 17:05, 4 March 2008 (EST)
I think this might need to be moved to "fun". Definitely worth saving, though. Also, I think hunting is only a "sport" if the human combatant is dropped in the woods naked. Or arm the deer (elk, wabbits, whatever) Make it a fair fight, like World Extreme Cagefighting. And Susan, most, if not all, hunters use their prey for food. humanUser talk:Human 17:46, 4 March 2008 (EST)
When I say "most", I don't consider the likes of Dick Cheney a "hunter". humanUser talk:Human 17:47, 4 March 2008 (EST)
Aww, c'mon ;) 'Fun' is where articles go to die. And yes, hunters do hunt to put meat in the freezer. Secret Squirrel 18:18, 4 March 2008 (EST)
Or the corn popper ;) Fun is where articles that would fail a "mission" challenge but are amusing or worthwhile in some way go to survive. humanUser talk:Human 18:34, 4 March 2008 (EST)
And if they are good enough, they get tagged "best of amusement" and can get randomly linked from the front page. So there. :P humanUser talk:Human 18:35, 4 March 2008 (EST)


There used to be a guy at LSU who lurked behind the biology building and would pay kids 12 and under to catch live Cottonmouths for him. We don't know why, he disappeared a few years later. For those who don't live in SE US, Cottonmouths are a moderately aggressive pit viper. Tyrannis (talk) 14:05, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Drive By from a BoN[edit]

Aren't these pages overly political? I first came across this site for articles about evolution/conservapedia's dishonesty with regards to the long term evolution experiment, etc. - you know, stuff founded on science, logic, rational stuff. Then I start browsing the rest of the site, particularly topics like this to see how "rational" the rest of the site is, and I find it littered with ad hominem attacks. I don't see how allegations that gun owners own guns so they can feel like they have a large cock is a rational argument, or a rational description of the issue. I'm with "you" on evolution, global warming, republicans/teapartiers in general... but the pages on the subject of guns are over the top.

I don't think hunting is much of a "sport". I don't think killing animals for fun is right. Although I don't look too badly upon killing animals when the primary purpose is for food. FYI - I don't hunt, but I do own guns. I also have a Masters degree in molecular biology, and I live in Switzerland. Please don't insult all gun owners simply because ignorant people in the US own a lot of guns. ____________________________________ — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

It is in "Fun" space Scream!! (talk) 09:44, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
I have an O Level in technical drawing and live in Hull if that's relevant. Longdog (talk) 20:50, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Non-funspace article[edit]

Since it is a contemporary environmental issue with different ramifications in different parts of the world and according to different paradigms (e.g. bushmeat versus trophy hunting etc.) I feel like this also deserves a non-funspace treatment here. Frostbyte (talk) 22:50, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

We could make a serious article about hunting. Especially since hunting (at least in the US) is mostly for conservation purposes because idiots killed off most of the large natural predators over the last couple centuries. If it weren't for carefully managed herds, deer especially would become overpopulated and starve to death (much more "humane" of a death than a quick dispatch by a hunter according to animal rights activists). A serious article about hunting would be missional because there is a lot of disinformation out there and the subject of hunting comes up for ecology, economics, environmentalism, and animal rights. Hell, some hunting woo could even be almost categorized as hillbilly bro science.

I personally don't kill anything I can't/won't use (why I won't hunt foxes, I won't eat them, and I don't think I should kill them just for their fur). Coyotes and certain other varmint are of negligible food value, but are actually good fur bearers in the winter and can become over populated quickly causing a crash in certain prey species so I don't take particular umbrage when people kill them. B4Xiphos (talk) 07:17, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

If you think it's worth a serious article then why not write one? I'm not convinced to be honest but the concept of hunting woo and hill-billy bro-science is intriguing. If nothing else it'll probably inevitably kick off a bun-fight or two and that's always worth the price of the postage. Just for the record I agree with you about not hunting things you can't/won't use... I'm a total hypocrite on the subject to be honest as I'm firmly in favour of the UK's hunting with hounds ban but own a brace of whippets, a greyhound and a saluki and I have a fondness for rabbit pie and jugged hare... And I'll happily blow a duck/goose/pigeon/deer away given the chance. Mmmm... Tasty. Longdog (talk) 09:00, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Forgive my ignorance... What is a bun-fight? B4Xiphos (talk) 11:56, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
Google is your friend... Longdog (talk) 18:24, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
I was unaware that you can't hunt with dogs in the UK. We can still use dogs in the US, but the American traditions with hunting dogs are more like what was/is used in Germany by the non-aristocratic types. It would be quite rare to find someone with a whole kennel of dogs. Normally people have just the one gundog, occasionally 2 or 3 for hog hunting. Unrelated to the primary thrust of the discussion, but... What is the rational behind banning hunting dogs?B4Xiphos (talk) 05:15, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
Quite simply it's an animal welfare issue and one that's supported by the majority of people. In reality taking a few rabbits or hares for the pot with a couple of sighthounds will be quietly ignored unless there's a complaint from the land owner in which case that's poaching and illegal anyway. Not that it stops me you understand. Longdog (talk) 09:04, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
You can hunt rabbits and small mammals with (a couple of) dogs in the UK and use dogs to flush out birds (with landowner's permission). Hunting badgers with dogs was banned in the 19th century either because it was cruel and pointless or because it was working class fun. Hunting foxes and other large mammals (which I guess means deer) was banned much later as it was seen as cruel and potentially disruptive to innocent people, and there are arguments whether it's an effective method of pest control. Annquin (talk) 09:42, 8 May 2016 (UTC)


Hunting #by# animals.

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