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RESPECT FOR OUR WILDLIFE

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I READ SOME OF THE REPORTS AND NOTICE THAT SOME PEOPLE USE WORDS LIKE SLAUGHER OR MASSACRE WHEN REFERRING TO OUR WILDLIFE. I EVEN SAW A REPORT OF A YOUTH HUNT USING THE WORK SLAUGHER. LOOK UP THE THESE WORDS IN THE DICTIONARY. C'ON MAN RESPECT OUR WILDLIFE. TEACH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THAT THERES MORE TO HUNTING THAN SLAUGHERING OUR WILDLIFE.
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Politically Correct Wording
What would work for you ---Does 'harvest' have a more appetizing ring to it ! It doesn't do it for me to say ' Man , did we put a havesting on them fish today ' , or ' I layed to rest an old deer that had a happy life '
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wording
yes, that is better than slaugher
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Well said deerman.
I agree with you deerman. 'Caught or harvested' sounds much better than murdered, slaughtered, etc. . Makes for a better perception by the nonhunting or nonfishing public. Good luck.
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JUST MY OPINION
I don't know about yall but, with alot of respect for the wildlife, i murdered a spike buck Saturday am. while listening to the ducks gettin slaughtered on the coast.
c'mon man
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Wording
I can see what you mean and where you are coming from, but using 'harvest' instead of 'slaughter' is not gonna make the non-hunting public and anti-hunters accept what we do. It is just a word. We kill animals. No two ways about it. And there is no way to sugar coat it.
HOWEVER!!!!!! The picture posted on here last week of the two idiots acting like they were having SEX with a dead deer is just disgusting and immature.
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my two cents
I don't mind the terms slaughter and slam as I don;t believe in political correctness, but to the posters that overuse these terms:

Please use a thesaurus. The words are extremely over-done. Thanks in advance.
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Words
Thesaurus????? C'MON MAN
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respect
how about respect our eyes and learn how to spell before you come on here and tell people what to do or what not to do, you say use the dictionary then tell me where in there is c'on and slaugher
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Harvest?
I'm all for respecting the wildlife, not abusing the resource, etc, but you will never hear me say I harvested a deer. Last I checked, we still kill deer. If you want to harvest something, go plant some corn.
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words
sorry i brought this up
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Words?
Seems like a lot of folks on this thread aren't taking Deerman seriously.

Perhaps trying to keep things light, but make no mistake his point is very valid.

When talking with people whose hunting views I have no clue of I always try and be respectful and often use words such as harvest to get my point across.

Now with my hunting buddies we may use other descriptive words when describing a hunt and that's understandable but I believe we do need to choose our words carefully in public as well as how we carry ourselves when wearing camo.

As everyone knows, us hunters are a minority.

I agree with Deerman, let's be respectful and project a positive presence. You just never know how important that could be in the scheme of things.
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Deerman
Sorry, deerman. My comment wasn't pointed at you. I respect the resource much more than most, but it just bothers me that 'kill' seems to be a bad word to a lot of hunters these days. I caused a deer to expire 2 weekends ago, and I sure as hell didn't harvest it. I don't use massacre, etc but something is wrong when people feel wrong saying they killed something.
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politically correct???
who cares, its a term invented by the government, so u just cant tell it like it is, got to be nice!!! slaughtered, murdered or taken down which is so much nicer!!! it all means the same, it got murdered and will be eaten or mounted, big deal!!! politically correct, one of the runinations of this country, taking away free speech so u dont hurt someone elses feelings!!!!
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words
Runinations????? C'mon man
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kill
we harvest crops, not animals. i still kill, limit out, massacre, and do whatever else i want in my legal rights in respect to animals. they're animals, not people, and shouldnt be put on the same pedastal. not my problem if a generation of pansies afraid of big mean words and taught by parents who dont like their kids getting their feelings hurt hear a few mean words in regards to animals that i've killed. if a non hunter or someone who doesnt believe in hunting doesnt like that youve killed a deer or a duck, they wont care what word you use.
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words
The reason for my comments were not meant to criticize othese on their choise of words because I have used the same words in the past and along with my fellow hunters. This is a different world than in the past. We have our president along with others trying to take away our right to bare arms. We have other groups tring to stop all hunting of amimals. Don't say it can't be done just look at the fur business how because of outcrys by small groups its unfashionable to wear anything made of animal fur. Lets not give some groups ammunition for their cause. Lets make every efford we can to protect our rights for our sons and daughter. If choosing our words is a start than lets do it.
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c'mon man
critize othese on their choise of works??? c'mon man
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words
I understand where you are coming from, but do you think PETA or any other organization cares what we call it. The next step will be to not post pictures of (or mount) our kills because it may be offensive to someone. At some point and time we have to stand up and say 'enough is enough'. I am not politically correct and do not want to be politically correct, I am country and do not take for granted the things God has put on this earth for me to enjoy. So call it what you will, I will just call it making groceries.
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Feelings
Thats the problem now days everyone getting emotional over nothing like a woman. It's a way speech get over it. It's like the guy say that I camp with, if you wear your feelings on your sleeve around here go back home to your wife.
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murder
im offended that your're offended.
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imho
Not saying deerman24 doesn't have a point but I would like to make this point. It is sad to say we live in a time when saying the same thing changes how people feel about it.

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet.

On the flip side I have heard many times the animal rights people criticize hunters for using the term harvest. They claim we are trying to down play the killing so that it sounds better. Like we are trying to hide what we do.

Who has more disgust when the head it chopped off of a chicken, the farm kid or the city boy that has never seen it? Why? Because the city boy was insulated from it. Calling it harvesting the chicken just insulates him more and makes it more horrendous to him when he is confronted with it.

On a similar not people say we need to 'manage' the deer because without hunters they would over-populate. REALLY is that why you REALLY hunt? Don't lie about what you do and you wont get caught in the lie.

When peta has the capability to 'manage' the deer population with air dropped contraception what will you argument be then???

I hunt because it is fun! I hunt because I like the deer meat! I kill deer when I go hunting each year. I pass far more than I shoot. This is reality. This is what our message should be.
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words
ITS GOOD TO GET POSITIVE FEED BACK FROM SOME ON MY ARTICAL. I FIND IT A LITTLE SAD THAT SOME PEOPLE MADE FUN OF IT. I AM IN MY 60'S AND HAVE BEEN HUNTING SENCE THE TIME I COULD HOLD A 410 TO MY SHOULDER. I HAVE SEEN SO MANY CHANGES ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THAT IT IS TROUBLESUM TO ME. I LEASE 2000 ACRES THAT I ONCE HUNTED FOR FREE. ( I WON'T TELL YOU WHAT IT COST NOW). REDFISH AND SPECKLE TROUT HAD NO LIMIT 20 YEARS AGO, SO WE STARTED SLAUGHTING THEM. SOME OF YOU YOUNG GUYS WILL SEE IN YOUR LIFETIME SOME KIND OF GUN CONTROL AND SOME KIND OF HUNTING BAN.
OUR RIGHTS TO BARE ARMS AND OUR RIGHT TO HUNT AND FISH MAY NOT ALWAYS BE HERE. LETS NOT SPEED IT UP.
GET SERIOUS GUYS.
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A thoughtful post
Words like slaughter, murder, and genocide are as misleading as harvest when applied to fishing and hunting. Slaughter and genocide suggest waste; murder suggests malice. In both cases, the words fail to denote what it is we (hopefully) are doing, which is killing for the table. Harvest is as guilty as the other terms insofar as it masks what it is we're doing, thereby implying that we feel guilty for what we do. Euphemisms rarely do any one any good. We do kill, and we should not be ashamed of doing so, provided we show respect for the resource (don't take more than we need) and don't kill merely for the sake of cheap thrills.
On a related note, I terrorized my neighborhood as a kid with my Benjamin pellet gun, shooting every bird and squirrel I could get a bead on (cardinals, mockingbirds, etc.). My dad rightly spanked my ass when he found out what I was up to. I feel guilty for that and am thankful that I've outgrown that childish bloodlust.
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How's this one?
The fruits of my labor.
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words
maybe its just different areas, but if people are offended by words associated with hunting such as kill and harvest, and you stop using them because you hurt someones feelings, then you're just adding fuel to their fire. they are going to see how much they can get you to change and continue pushing forward. it doesnt matter what words you use, theyre still going to try to stop you from hunting. they're just animals, not humans. i understand harrasing the raccoon, but if its coming to a point where they want us to change the words we use, we have a problem. ill continue to go on meat hauls for trout in the summer and slaughter the ducks and coot in the winter. if people are offended by the words i use, oh well. im tired of catering to people who are offended by things and trying to be politically correct.
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Deerman
I'm offended by your use if all caps. Not sure if you know this, but in the computer world (the one in which you are posting), all caps signify that you are yelling. It is unnecessary and difficult to read. Just saying...
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Words
Euphemisms C'mon man
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C'mon Man
You're usually complaining of spelling mistakes. Broadening your horizons, I take it?
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C'mon man
Its not just the spelling, it's most of us don't know what these words mean, how to pronounce em or how to spell em.
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Hunting
Let's all lighten up people, I am going Whackin & Stackin!!
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My bad
Sorry for sounding snooty. A euphemism is a word or phrase used to make something unpleasant sound better. 'Harvest' or 'manage' for kill, 'pass away' or 'expire' for die--you get the idea.
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WORDS
SNOOTY C'MON MAN
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