The anti-hunting loons get mad whenever they see pictures of someone posing next to a trophy animal, but what really brings out the claws is when that person happens to be a woman. Case and point: Kendall Jones. Check out why the antis are scared as hell of women hunters…
First off, Kendall Jones did nothing illegal. Her hunting was not only legally sanctioned in the countries she hunted, but also by the international body, CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), and by U.S. Fish and Wildlife (in that her trophies are all legally importable into the U.S., given proper documentation). Death threats by the dozen?
But here is Kendall Jones’ greatest sin: She is a woman. We have seen this before. Remember the huge international imbroglio a year ago when Melissa Bachman took a completely legal lion? I’ve seen it with my wife and my two daughters. I’ve hunted a bunch more than all of these women put together…but I can’t come close to matching the nasty emails and threats they have received.
I think our huntresses scare the hell out of the antis, and they should because, thanks at least somewhat to them, we are winning. U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s 2011 survey showed an increase in hunting license sales of nine percent, a significant increase and the first upswing in nearly a generation. National Shooting Sports Foundation’s 2013 nationwide survey suggests that 79 percent of Americans in general approve of legal hunting, the highest approval rating such a survey has revealed.
Women are the fastest-growing segment of all shooting sports, including hunting. So you bet the antis are scared of them. Some are obsessed enough to say things that shouldn’t be said, and I can only hope that none of them are quite crazy enough to put bad words into worse actions.
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