Magazine August 27, 2018, Issue

In Defense of Hunting

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It is a boon to wildlife and humans alike

Conservatives who don’t hunt, especially those who live in urban America, often give me the same reaction when they find out that I not only hunt but have hunted all over the world and also write for hunting magazines. Their eyes search me for a moment before they smile and maybe nod. Just like that, they seem to have decided there’s a slight flaw in my character that they’re willing to pardon.

They might then tell me that their uncle or someone else they have vague memories of always enjoyed my particular transgression, so they understand. If I want to

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