Hunters are the reason hunting gets a negative rap.
What you are saying is, if there were noting but responsible hunters, there would be no more anti-hunters. So I have to assume that the anti-hunting crowd is only there because of bad hunters. Has it ever occured to you that anti-hunting groups will be there regardless and will, and do, go out of their way to condemn hunting and if they could, they would have hunting taken away from everyone. Do you defend your right, or privilege to drive? By your post above, I would say not, because bad drivers give all drivers
a bad name. The same goes for people on bikes. They are about the most irresponsible people on the road today. We have spent millions of dollars for bike paths here, and yet the people on bikes ride on the sholder of the road, along the white line, instead of on the bike paths. So by your logic, they are the ones that give all bikers a bad rep. Maybe they should regulate biking like they do driving, make them take a written test and a road test so they can have the RIGHT to bike.
I ride. I have the right to ride on public roads and public trails that allow horses. It's really not my job to dress my horse in orange or wear a flashing light on top of my hat so a hunter can determine if it's a horse or a deer.
No it is not your jobto dress like that, but it is your responsibility to take safe measures throughout life to hopefully prevent accidents or tragidy. Do you not wear a seat belt while in a car or truck? Is it wise to have a fire extinguisher in ones house or home? Is it not wise to drive at night with your lights on? Is it not wise or ones resonsibilyt to salt the icy steps at ones house or business to prevent an accident? It is not your responsibility to ride your horse on the side of the road, far enough away from moving traffic, or if it is not your job to do so, thne you will be giving all horse riders a bad name.
So when the above poster says well said, I say very poorly said.