I got another email form a World Hunting Association supporter in response to my article “Finally seeing common sense”. In which I report that the WHA had to change it’s plans of chasing deer with tranquilizer guns and offer price money to the person who can dope up the biggest buck. Faberman, the CEO of the morally and ethically highly questionable WHA, got the idea – so he says – from the bass fishing tournament and wanted to do the same “catch and release” spectator show with deer.
Mind you it was not that the WHA changed its plans on their own accord. They where forced to after thousand of hunters and every single hunting organization protested against this unethical plans of the WHA.
Other than the plans of the WHA it seems nothing has changed, least of all their attitude toward the real hunters, they still think we are wrong, or as Hack Albertson put it, “way of base”. Here I give you the email to read and my response to it.
Hey your way off base on the WHA event. There are no livestock deer. They are free ranging deer born on the property. It is 1,000 acres with no pens of any type on the property.
4 hunters at a time will be on the property, so it will be 250 acres per man. I just wanted you to know the facts about the hunt.
Funny thing WHA supporters have told me and other critical writers a few times that we are “way of base”. Yet we have all the support while the WHA has no support and finally had to give up their unethical plans to dart deer with potentially dangerous drugs.
The WHA chases deer on a game farm that is fenced in, there might be no shooting pens, but the deer are still fenced in. These are not deer that have been breed in the wild but on a farm and that makes them livestock any which way you look at it. Even the law conceders these deer livestock and that is the reason why the WHA can do what they do. That never would work under the normal hunting laws, on land that is under the control of the DNR.
I know the facts as they are written in the law books and in the ethical hunter code and not as you folks interpret them or make them up as you go along.