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Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:05:03 PM »
Urban Foodies and the rise in new hunters and anglers?

http://www.ucobserver.org/culture/2013/05/wild_organic/m/

The article mentions Georgia Pellegrini (who I adore and her book is beside my bed and a bible for a lot of my cooking lol), and a few other books which may be a good read. I'm a bookworm though, maybe some of you are too?

I'm shocked by how few waterfowl hunters there are. I have to agree food is the number one reason I hunt. And that many ladies hunt. Not so much about the kill or the antlers....like at all. But I see the desire and hope one day to "graduate" to more advanced hunts....and harder to acquire food lol.

Anyhoo, I know the article looks religious but its not. I do like the spiritual connection I feel being in the woods, and I tell people the woods is my church. Hence why I get so pissed when long weekend warriors come trash the bush on every long weekend. That's my sacred grounds (and my food comes from) and I want to be a part and appreciate it for generations to come....I always thank my animals for their spirit and sustinance. I would hope all hiunters give thanks for the life they take, and show respect and give thanks and something back to the forest. Balance is not acheived by constantly taking....you must give back.

Well there's my rant for the week :) do you think urban foodies will spike hunter and angler numbers? I'm curious....with food recalls as of late I'd say YES. Thoughts?
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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 10:19:23 PM »
The United Church Observer??

I'm not much for religion so I'll pass on this one.. ;)

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 06:27:55 AM »
I've read other similar articles as well.  I think there's some genuine interest, however once they realize it actually takes effort, work, and perseverance not only  to become a successful hunter but simply to become qualified to hunt I suspect you'll see very few trendy type urbanites truly enter the sport.

Lot's will talk about doing it, though.

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 07:10:32 AM »
I echo Bruce on this one.. I think it sounds good to a lot of people but when they realise that you actualy have to kill and clean your kill,, many will not be interested. So many are going vegan now a days and thats great,, gets them out of the bush which suits me fine.

As far as the spiritual side. IMHO an animal is an animal and as such they don't have a spirit but I do give thx to the creater for supplying me with food and I do share your sentament on the outdoors being a church,, and not a finer one there is..

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 08:13:17 AM »
There are hunters, anti-hunters and non-hunters.
Anything that will sway some of the non-hunters towards the hunters side of things is probably a good thing.  Even if a lot of them will talk the talk without walking the walk its good PR for hunters.

Kale in a dehydrator with home made ranch dressing on it makes fantastic "chips".

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 08:40:05 AM »
I don't just hunt for food and I don't see steaks on the BBQ when I look at a deer either.    Most of the time the fact I do have to clean eat give away what I take in the field has made me not pull the trigger.

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 08:44:18 AM »
LOL Sonny, yeah I had already followed the link and read the article til I saw the heading it was a christian site lol. There's no God-talk in it. Bush is my God, so I have to agree hunting in the woods makes me feel "closer to God" lol. Whatever that is :)

And yes, all of you seem to have the sentiment I do, that trendy foodies will want the meat, but not want to go work for it. I've had 2 different ppl lately ask to buy my meat. Of course I say no, ill share my harvest with a few close friends if they need it. But the urban foodies can take a flying leap. They want the meat but have openly admitted they can't see themselves killing an animal lol.

I don't want there to be a bunch of vegan tree huggers in the bush, but I do like the GOOD PR for hunters finally! The recent authors in the books mentioned, give hunting a good name. It shows people there's more to fishing and hunting than big dumb rednecks and I like that :)

I do think animals have spirits though but I'm a sentimental chick lol and its ok for us to not all agree on this (trust me). Maybe no "soul" but what is a spirit? Is it = to life? Is it the ability to have fun, feel pain, feel sadness or emotion? What is spirit?

Thanks to those who took the time to read that article and give your feedback! I thought this was truly some "food for thought" ;)

Deerman, potatoes make good chips. Deep fried lol. With some french onion dip lol. WTF is kale lol? Isn't that broccoli lol? Who's the vagitarian now :) I'm just buggin ya LOL. I've never tried it, sounds too healthy for me. Hope ya don't mind the poke!? :)
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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 09:15:42 AM »
Interesting

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 02:45:59 PM »
I like it.  Any media article that puts a positive spin on hunting/fishing is a good thing in my opinion.  Many of us participate in the outdoors for our own reasons but, in the end, we all love being out there.  Its an article that helps bring "urbanites" into our world, As Bruce said, many just to talk about it.  Although they may never participate, it helps open their eyes and minds to a lifestyle that may have seemed very foreign and unnecessary to them before.

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 06:58:08 AM »
I like it.  Any media article that puts a positive spin on hunting/fishing is a good thing in my opinion.  Many of us participate in the outdoors for our own reasons but, in the end, we all love being out there.  Its an article that helps bring "urbanites" into our world, As Bruce said, many just to talk about it.  Although they may never participate, it helps open their eyes and minds to a lifestyle that may have seemed very foreign and unnecessary to them before.


I like it too :) and I have to agree that any good PR for us is a positive thing. I like the fact the "face of hunters" is a changing thing. Its great to see more women getting involved as of late. The media helps this with shows of hot hogger chicks LOL!

There's no delight by day or night, than hunting in the morn. -   William Roscoe Thayer

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Re: Urban Foodies and the rise in new anglers and hunters?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 09:55:59 AM »
The United Church Observer??

I'm not much for religion so I'll pass on this one.. ;)


LOL! So do you mean that you saw the word "church" and so you didn't bother reading a very interesting article concerning hunting?