Duck Season supporter or opposer?
I support a Duck Season
No I don't supprt a Duck Season
Duck Season supporter or opposer?
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I support duck season, as I have lived in the country most of my life and have grown up shooting ducks, rabbits etc.
Don't know too much about duck hunting in Aust.
In NZ it would be difficult to oppose (on environmental grounds at least) if hunters confined themselves to shooting Mallards. Instead they seem happy to shoot anything out of the sky, including the critically endangered but unprotected Grey duck, plus other endangered natives that are protected.
TBH, while responsible hunters do exist, I doubt that the majority of Aussie hunters are any more discriminating than their NZ counterparts.
I get no benefit from people shooting ducks, either does 99% of the rest of the country.
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Personally, I don't feel that deliberately killing any creature for fun is such a good concept. If you like shooting guns, then shoot targets. I have guns, and I enjoy shooting; however there's a difference between shooting and killing. I know a lot of shooters will justify it by saying they're hunting for food, but the bottom line is generally that it's the thrill of killing a duck that turns them on. Pretty sad really.
duck hunters could say that photographers get turned on by taking photos, carpenters turned on by hanging a door, its a sport that serves a purpose it feeds people and culls the population of duck especially over rice paddys
I think Bob may be referring to the fact that hunters (and fishermen for that matter) kill for fun rather than from necessity.
Generally agree your point though.
Last edited by ricktas; 17-03-2013 at 7:34am.
I think if it wasn't fun nobody would bother.
The motivation is my primary objection. Carpenters, photographers etc etc don't take a life while pursuing their activities. Clearly those of us who eat meat have to accept the humane killing of creatures, but the underlying motivation is survival or provision of food. Lions hunt to survive - people hunt for the thrill of it. Duck shooters would not want to stop killing if someone donated food to them as an alternative - their primary motivation is to kill - the thrill of the chase. Not too thrilling from a duck's perspective. Find me a duck hunter who days it's all about food and I'll show you someone who is either in denial or simply lying.
When killing is a source of enjoyment, and that is the primary motivation, it says a lot about the hunter - all of it bad.
Well, it's illegal in our state so....... Though I agree with the hunting of feral animals that pose a threat to the fauna and flora, on my property we get quite a few feral pigs, kangaroos and plenty of rabbits that I find in my cross-hairs, though the rabbits occasionally have myxomatosis or calicivirus, most, if not all the animals I shoot can be used for human/pet consumption (other than the feral pigs as they are full of worms and other nasties.
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Yes you might enjoy shooting targets,as do I, but out in the country, Ducks are a pest and destroy crops, and when i do get a chance to go duck shooting I do enjoy it, and as soon as I get my bag I'm off home.
My main point here is that there will always be people that enjoy shooting an hunting, and do the right thing, but you will always have the people that do the wrong thing, but
to say that all hunters are the same is TOTALLY WRONG.
And one last thing, is most people that really object have never been out shooting in there life, and also don't see the damage that is done by the animals that everyone wants to protect,
people need to get out to the country and have a look at what actually happens out here in the real world.
I mean no offense to anyone here regarding my post, if i have offended anyone in any way shape or form, I'm sorry.
what about Deer? Should we have a deer season? Venison is good eating too!