Monday, October 10, 2011
Be vewy, vewy qwiet....I'm hunting wabbits....
I'm not really. But I could. Friday and Saturday Matthew and I took the NY state Hunter's safety course at our local conservation club. It was 2 days (12 hours) of study and then a written test. It wasn't horrible, though my butt was sore after sitting on those hard, folding chairs. Much of the course was actually very interesting and I even learned some things (did you know that the reason you do not shoot at birds sitting on water is that bullets can ricochet off of water?)
Anyway, I did pass the test and now I can go buy a hunting license if I want. I don't want right now. But I COULD.
Hunting has gotten a bad rap from the holier then thou types in recent years. But it is neccessary to keep animal populations at a level where they can maintain their habitats without overcrowding and over feeding. So why not harvest the meat and feed people too? To me, that's a win/win.