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The Humanity in Hunting

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There is this idealised vision of hunting, where the hunter goes out and shoots an animal, one moment it is happily munching on a bit of foliage, then next it is dead, blissfully unaware of what happened to it. Contrast this to our perception of the slaughter house – bloody, smelly, the animals walking up…

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But wait. There’s more!

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I do want to clear something up. Firstly, thanks for those that read, and respond through the social channels. It’s refreshing to get something more than one line, or even one word as a response to an article that took a time to consider and write. If firearms were entirely banned tomorrow in New Zealand,…

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An inconvenience.

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I can think of many other posts I would prefer to be writing about now. That, and completing the transition from the three previous sites, The Bloke, Precision Shooter and The Gearlocker to this one page (still a lot of work to do) – but with current events, I finally feel ‘passionate’ enough to put…

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Please don’t associate me with a killer.

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So, for me to ‘get a gun’ like either of the guns everyone is on about at the moment – I have to –   Go through three police background checks. Have myself, my partner and three people who know me interviewed by the police on my suitability for me to hold these licenses (two…

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Blokery

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Certainly, if you are a younger (or older) hunter, it’s going to be an easy correlation to make that the point of hunting is that big headed stag. Interestingly, social media has likely helped push this – as pages are full of submitted images of hunters successful kill. People love seeing themselves, so therefore this…

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Shades of Grey

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Often, when people take a stand, they may decide to pin themselves hard up against a wall and refuse to budge. It can only be their way, and their way allows for no compromise because all other options are wrong. The more their position is questioned, the more they will barricade, dig deep, defend their…

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