I agree 100%. To modifiy an ancient saying: "I might not use the hunting weapon you choose to use, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to use it."
Ya, and lots of bowhunters consider rifle hunters "slob hunters". As a flyfisherman, I have always been considered an "elitest" by the masses of bait and lure fishers.the general tone i'm hearing from rifle/muzzle hunters and small game hunters is that bow hunters are elitist's, and self centered.
no that doesn't make you an elitist, it's when you bash other hunters,.... that's when you will have earned the title elitist.Ya, and lots of bowhunters consider rifle hunters "slob hunters". As a flyfisherman, I have always been considered an "elitest" by the masses of bait and lure fishers.
I hunt and I fish, and I choose to use whatever method is legal, and what I most enjoy at the moment. If that makes me an elitest to some.......then so be it. I still do all types of hunting, but I prefer bowhunting.......and I do all types of fishing, but I prefer flyfishing.
No offence but...I really don't see it myself. Too many young men have laid it "all" on the line for our ability to speak our piece. A place where everybody just kinda sneaks around quietly under fear of alienating somebody else doesn't sound much like a free society. My father did not raise me to be a man that hides in the shadows and whispers and not stand up for what I feel is right.
I know gun hunters that are more passionate about their sport than I am about bowhunting. And I'm extremely passionate about my hunting.On another note, I think maybe the reason bow hunters are so "loud" is that they are usually EXTREMELY passionate about there sport.
He isn't. Read it again. You missed something important.How can you put all bow hunters in this group?
I know you don't mean that statement to come across as arrogant, but actually, this is in part what the original post is suggesting. You would have come across as more pro-hunter had you left this part out of your post.I am not an eliterst, nor am I against folks that hunt using other meansd, However if it goes bang when you shoot it, you will not find them hunting anywhere close to me nor are they allowed to hunt on any of my places.