© By Othmar Vohringer
I never thought I see the day but I guess miracles do happen. In the December edition of Oprah’s “O” magazine is a positive article about hunting, written by Kimberly Hiss.
The three-page article includes a photo of the author with a wild turkey she shot during the hunt slung over her shoulders. The article details the authors wild turkey hunt and the challenges that come with it. For me this article is a big step forward in portraying a positive image of hunting to the mainstream public. Considering that the majority of the mainstream outlets, particularly women’s magazines, shy away from reporting hunting in a positive light I regard this article as a milestone in providing the non-hunting community with valuable insight about our heritage.
For that I tip my hat to Oprah Winfrey. I would like to encourage everybody to read the full article (link below) and write to the magazine to thank them for this positive report on hunting. The website comment section to the article contains many of the usual ignorant and hatred filled anti-hunting comments. Because of that it is important that we make our voice heard, otherwise Oprah may consider the publishing of the article a mistake. On the other hand, if we thank her for the article we might gain an important ally, and God knows we need lots of those.
Read the full article here.
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Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Pro Hunting, The O Magazine, Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt