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    Not a tech post, I know, but here it is. Wondering what the people on here, especially the hunters think of some of the advertising out there. For one, I am DRASTICALLY opposed to the slogans such as "If it's brown, it's down!" and "Dropping ducks like rain" "Whack 'em and stack 'em" etc. I am a hunter first and foremost. I do feel however, that this type of advertising puts hunters in a VERY bad light. It gives fuel to the anti-hunters. "Those hunters are just out there to kill everything that moves! Just look at the slogans they all use for hunting!" I know not all hunters are like that, in fact, very few are. I know as hunters we can't cater to the desires of anti-hunters. I do think that we should at least keep them in mind, and not continually give them their own ammo in the fight against hunting. Now you know what I think, what do you think?

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    OK, this is the direction my viewpoint comes from.
    I raised with hunting being a normal way of life, and guns being just another tool used in that life. (have to admit though, shooting guns and bows is way more fun than playing with spoons & forks or hammers & nails). Growing up, hunting/fishing did provide many meals on our table, and my continued hunting/fishing puts many meals on my family's table today (took a small buck again this year, my 40th year hunting, but w/rifle)

    As for advertising by manufacturers. I have mixed feeling about some of that.
    Ted Nugent's "Whack Em & Stack Em" doesn't really bother me, but that could be because I see many positive things he does and feel he's a strong spokesman for hunting and gun rights. I like the way he just tells it like it is. However, I do agree that there are some ads out there that cross the line a bit, degrading hunters and disrespecting the animals we take...kill

    While these poor taste ads may provide ammo to some looking for it, but I'm not really sure that's the real problem we face.......It has amazed how many people across the country that have been raised completely out of touch with reality. They don't understand where their milk cheese really comes from, or that the belt/shoes they're wearing and hamburger they're eating comes from animals that have been killed for their consumption.
    I would hope they don't actually believe deer and pigs can talk like they do in movies, but in part because of these kids shows, there are a lot out there that do think animals have the same feeling and thought process as people.

    So I guess I feel things like throwing a deer on the hood of the truck, showing the gaping slash where you gutted it, slashed throat and blood dripping out the nose, and/or similar blood & guts scenes or pictures of such out there for all to see do more harm than the ads which are mostly in hunting magazines and books.

    We as hunter do have a responsibility to respectfully and tastefully display our kills in such a way as to not turn non-hunters into anti-hunters by shoving a fist full of blood in their face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RLW View Post
    OK, this is the direction my viewpoint comes from.
    I raised with hunting being a normal way of life, and guns being just another tool used in that life. (have to admit though, shooting guns and bows is way more fun than playing with spoons & forks or hammers & nails). Growing up, hunting/fishing did provide many meals on our table, and my continued hunting/fishing puts many meals on my family's table today (took a small buck again this year, my 40th year hunting, but w/rifle)

    As for advertising by manufacturers. I have mixed feeling about some of that.
    Ted Nugent's "Whack Em & Stack Em" doesn't really bother me, but that could be because I see many positive things he does and feel he's a strong spokesman for hunting and gun rights. I like the way he just tells it like it is. However, I do agree that there are some ads out there that cross the line a bit, degrading hunters and disrespecting the animals we take...kill

    While these poor taste ads may provide ammo to some looking for it, but I'm not really sure that's the real problem we face.......It has amazed how many people across the country that have been raised completely out of touch with reality. They don't understand where their milk cheese really comes from, or that the belt/shoes they're wearing and hamburger they're eating comes from animals that have been killed for their consumption.
    I would hope they don't actually believe deer and pigs can talk like they do in movies, but in part because of these kids shows, there are a lot out there that do think animals have the same feeling and thought process as people.

    So I guess I feel things like throwing a deer on the hood of the truck, showing the gaping slash where you gutted it, slashed throat and blood dripping out the nose, and/or similar blood & guts scenes or pictures of such out there for all to see do more harm than the ads which are mostly in hunting magazines and books.

    We as hunter do have a responsibility to respectfully and tastefully display our kills in such a way as to not turn non-hunters into anti-hunters by shoving a fist full of blood in their face.
    Well said. On a separate note one slogan that bothers me somewhat is "Bad to the Bone". We all know what comany uses it and I don't quite understand why. Anybody with any idea of how a broadhead works knows that blades and bone don't mix very well. There are lots more, but I'm sure others will chime in.
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    To add my .02 I remember the day I first read that slogan.. opened the mail one day as a teen and here was a small box adress to the archery shop dad had wanted to start up ...
    in side was a 4 blade muzzy , new interlocking blades. it was wicked sharp an mean as heck lookin for the day.. In side with it was a flyer that showed a large bone of i cant remember what and it showed one of them buried clear up the body and this thing is long... I still have that BH wish i had the flyer...point they were making way back then was that they will hold up even if you hit bone..over the years it has been bent outa shape as all other slogans I dont care to type
    It's all fun an games till you put that big boy on the ground.. now its time to get to work
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    isnt a 30-06 the best way through a shoulder blade? imo arrows arent disposeable like bullets.
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    I personally don't think Bow Companies slogans give bad names to hunters for the reason that advertisements for bows are not seen on the PETA like website, but in hunting magazines and websites.

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