That being said I fear this black eye given to us all will not be healing anytime soon in the public's eye. Glad to see DSC put this out in the world. Perhaps it will do some good!!
Good luck in 2015 Bowsiters!!!
Best regards, Scott Alberda
I'm glad they stuck with just the facts and didn't even try to address the lion that was killed as it's a non-starter and irrelevant to the big picture.
that story really did leave a mark like nothing I have seen in the past. it's nice people have moved on to other headlines, but don't think for a minute the lion story does not remain burned in people's memories to be dredged up when something prompts them to think about hunting.
I agree with Bou, I have never been so bombarded with questions from people who knew that I had hunted Africa. The people included all three camps - hunters, non-hunters and anti-hunters.
What blew some minds when they asked my opinion on the matter was when I told them that I had no opinion about the matter. I told them that the issue contained a lot of misinformation and lack of information. The normal response was, "Oh ?"
SCI and DSC may have been slow to respond and many would have liked a faster rebuttal, but I think they probably know more about the matter than the average Joe and they are working behind the scenes where it counts to help the hunters in the long run. This incident is not their first "anti-hunting rodeo."
They should have stepped up while the topic was hot. Antis took full advantage of it, and a lot of damage has been done. It danged sure stirred more emotion than any hunting story in many years, thanks to only one side giving their story.
Buff...I'm not an "Average Joe" when it comes to journalism or dealing with antis. :-)