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        03-07-2012, 06:45 AM
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    Showing
    Absolutely.
         
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        03-07-2012, 07:01 AM
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    Green Broke
    If it requires physical skill, it's a sport.
    Someone can hunt as a sport, and someone can go hunting (and rarely get anything) as a leisure. Someone can fish as a sport, and someone can fish as a leisure.
    That's just my opinion, but everyone has one and they're all somehow different. :p
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        03-07-2012, 07:25 AM
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    Weanling
    Are they sports?
    Yes.
    I see "sports" as a way of life.
    Runners train throughout the year so they can perform their best, as do the top performing athletes in any given genre of "sport"
    I train year round for hunting. Every week I shoot 200-500 arrows to perfect my abilities, be it indoor or out.
    I compete actively in many different competitions, be they punching paper targets, 3D tournaments, or pursuing live game in the great outdoors.
    There isnt a day that goes by that I don't do some activity related to hunting in one way or another.
    Hunting for me is a means to fill the freezer and feed my family.
    So is fishing, though I don't put quite as much effort into it as I do hunting.
    The way I see it, anything that gets us away from the idiot box or dumbputer, and outside being active, is a good thing in both physical and emotional well being.
    A kid that's active in hunting and/or fishing isn't out knocking over convenience stores.
    That kid generally has a greater respect for life in general, better understanding of the circle of life, and creates a much closer knit family. All of which lend to a better society.
    I made the decision long ago to eliminate TV from my home.
    No cable, no satellite, not even a television.
    Instead, we spend time with each other, having good heart to heart talks, time with the horses, dogs, or just together in general.
    Truth be told, we don't miss it in the least.
    My girlfriend has gotten into archery with me, and I have gotten into equine activities with her.
    We teach each other, and we learn from each other.
    Our relationship is much stronger, and much closer knit than most I see.
    So yes, hunting and fishing are in my opinion sports, but they also bring deeper benefits than just food.
         
        03-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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    Just like horse riding, fishing can be EITHER a sport or a leisure and pleasure activity
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        03-07-2012, 09:51 AM
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    I don't consider them a sport.
         
        03-07-2012, 10:26 AM
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    Of course they are. They require skill, as well as physical and mental ability. You gotta know the animals and the land, just as a rider knows his/her cues and horse.
    I hunt and fish, and if it's not a sport, well... then horseback riding isn't one either.
         
        03-07-2012, 10:27 AM
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    You've obviously never seen a fishing match where the winner can win money of substantial amount.

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        03-07-2012, 01:05 PM
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    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hoopla    
    Just like horse riding, fishing can be EITHER a sport or a leisure and pleasure activity
    I can see your point.
         
        03-08-2012, 02:06 AM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Iseul    
    If it requires physical skill, it's a sport.
    Someone can hunt as a sport, and someone can go hunting (and rarely get anything) as a leisure. Someone can fish as a sport, and someone can fish as a leisure.
    That's just my opinion, but everyone has one and they're all somehow different. :p
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    I couldnt of put it better.
         
        03-23-2012, 02:20 PM
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    Weanling
    I would consider them sports if they were done the way I think they should be done. Want to fish? Get in the water and try to catch them with your bare hands. That would take some serious skill and training. A tub of lard man who normally sits in a boat with a pole would not be able to do that.
    Hunting? Make it hand-to-paw/claw/hoof/antler and you have a sport. :) I don't consider traipsing about the land looking for an animal part of hunting either. It's required hiking.
    I don't consider chess a sport so having your brains involved does not make a sport to me. If you train and condition your body and compete with other trained and conditioned people, then you have a sport.
    Fishing? Not a sport.
    Tuna Tossing? Sport. Lol
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