We get it, does Fergus?

  Dear HCN,

Jim Fergus could've just typed something like: "Stupid, citified yuppies just don't understand hunting. They never will, and they shouldn't even try because hunters don't care what they think." (HCN, 1/22/96).

Perhaps what non-hunters don't get is how shooting the life out of a living creature can be such a positive experience. But that's what it always seems to come down to when hunters are put on the defensive. Just read Fergus' last line: "When we lose the hunters ... we will have lost everything."

Maybe I'd be a little more impressed if the hunters left their high-power rifles and scopes and bows and four-wheelers and what-all at home and hunted like the ancestors they claim to emulate. It seems pretty simple, Jim: You guys like killing stuff. It obviously gives you a high. I'm not for it and I'm not against it, I just can't fathom it (at least since I left adolescence). But you don't give a damn what I think. And that is all you were trying to say, isn't it?

Scott McIntyre

Frisco, Colorado

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