Respecting the Hunt


Julia Gremaux, Pictures Editor

I believe we all have the right to hunt. The “right” meaning we have to uphold that right and follow the laws that come with it. We must respect the animals we hunt and the people around us who don’t share the same values as us.

Respect meaning to hide the blood of the animals we kill, thanking God for what he has given us, and fighting against poaching. We have to remember that animals are living, breathing, thinking creatures too, and that because we are at the top of the food chain it doesn’t make us better than them.

I enjoy hunting and all the lessons it teaches: to be patient, always be alert, and to listen to your surroundings. We have been so attached to technology that our senses of what is around us has dulled. Sometimes I just need to get away from my anchor (my phone) and sit in the open nature closing my eyes.

Fred Bear, an American bow manufacturer and avid hunter says,“The very remoteness kindles the imagination of the adventurous hunter. From the top of any mountain the challenge extends far and wide, until the mountains meet the sky.”