There’s little denying that hunting can be a controversial subject. Hunters are constantly reminded that there is a large and vocal opposition to hunting. You only have to stick your head out and read up on stories like Cecil the lion to see how strong that opposition is, and how cutting the rhetoric can be.
The simple fact is that hunters and anti-hunters see the taking of game differently. To a hunter, it’s about conservation, the tradition of the hunt, and putting food on a table.
Below is a superbly shot video by hunter and biologist Donnie Vincent, in which he explains his motivations for hunting and how he deals with criticism. Quite frankly, it’s inspirational and well worth the watch.