It’s not always about catching or killing
Hunters and fishers get a bad rap. Many people think they are bloodthirsty savages, bent on satiating their primal predator instincts by torturing innocent animals. The sentiment is so prevalent that I recently wrote a blog post about it because I felt it needed to be addressed. It might be true that some outdoorsmen are bad apples—poachers and scofflaws. But for the most part the hunting and fishing community is comprised of responsible and caring men and women who want the best for the land, the air, the water, and all of God’s creatures who inhabit them. Want proof? How about a recent story in which a hunter came across 20 frightened and frigid puppies that had been abandoned by some heartless jerk? Stories like that anger me to no end, but they also reinforce in me the knowledge that most outdoor sports enthusiasts are good folks. Here are more stories to bolster my claim:
Fisher Rescues Juvenile Bald Eagle
Most people, when they head out to the water, expect to catch a fish or two. But a bald eagle? That wasn’t exactly what one British Columbia man had on his mind during a relaxing day on his boat. However, when you are fishing, you need to expect the unexpected. This was certainly unexpected. See the video and read the description for the full story.
Fisherman Rescues Dog Stranded On Floating Ice
Not sure how this poor pooch got himself stranded on an ice floe. Maybe he thought he was a polar bear. Whatever the case, this unfortunate black dog was spotted by commercial fishermen in Siberia of all places. The water had to be bone chilling, and the air couldn’t have felt much warmer. Fortunately, the fishermen were compassionate and one of them braved the frigid water, swam to the dog, and rescued him.
Sometimes when you’re fishing, strange things happen…
…Like dogs swimming up to you. This story is tragic and heartwarming at the same time. Without going into too much gory detail, the dog’s owner was sadly killed in a traumatic hit and run. In the confusion, the dog panicked and took flight, ending up in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. This is what happened next…
Veterinarian and his Son rescue a 10 Point Buck
Like I wrote in my post, This is Why They Call it Hunting Instead of Killing, not all hunters strictly go for the kill at all costs. Not when their potential prey is helpless or otherwise in trouble. That was exactly the case for this dramatic story. Two large bucks got their antlers tangled while engaging in a show of dominance. One of the deer died and the other was in danger of dying as well, until these two brave souls intervened…