Mission: Hunter

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison  (Genesis 27:3, KJV).

God is pro-hunting. That's right, and he has some things to say about the chase. The Bible presents hunting in a positive light. History, science and common sense also inform us about the role hunting plays in God's created order — what people call nature.

 

"Mission: Hunter" is a blog that addresses hunting topics through the lens of theology for the woods and for hunters who pursue deer and other wildlife in its native habitat, grounded in the moral rightness of hunting from a Christian and biblical point of view. 

The Bible does not support the common idea that hunting is morally wrong. Hunting is moral, positive, and right for a Christian believer to do. In the Old Testament the history of hunting goes back to the days of Noah (Genesis 9:2-3). In the New Testament it was God who told Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, to "Kill and eat" (Acts 10:13). God's word in Genesis 9:2-3 never changed.


In my mission to pursue Christ, hunting is a platform for sharing the gospel through writing and speaking. Mission: Hunter!

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Don’t Underestimate Mama

I don't know about you, but I have a harder time killing does in Pennsylvania's firearms season than I do bucks. I seldom fail to get a buck, but I usually fail to get a doe. I've thought long and hard about why, and I think a mama whitetail is smart. She has one purpose in life — to protect her little ones, and that has made her more wary than many bucks older than she is. If I had to bet, I'd put money on a mother deer at age 2½ being smarter than a 2½ year old buck. She's probably smarter than a 3½ year old buck. A 3½ year old doe might be the smartest deer in the area where you hunt. That's why, once the guns start going off, it can be very difficult to shoot a mature doe. Read my Decemb

"Houdini" — The Story of Pennsylvania's New Top Typical Archery Buck!

You may have heard stories about the Keystone State's new record buck. It was taken on public land in 2017, and now sits atop the record book in the typical archery category. It's a beauty, but like many record book bucks, it's controversial. What's the real story? What objections have people raised? Why was the story controversial? And what did the hunter do RIGHT that confirms the hunt happened the way he said it happened? I address these questions and more in the December-January issue of North American Whitetail magazine. No matter what you think, here are a few facts that need to be understood: (1.) Record books aren't perfect in everyone's eyes, nor can they be. No record book is an e

The Magic of Deer Hunting

Deer hunting isn't magic. Or is it? As a young hunter yet to draw first blood, I was trying to figure out anything that would give me the success I desperately wanted. Who knew which of the many accoutrements of deer hunting held the magic and would make me a real deer hunter, just like my dad? I'm much older now, but I'm just as sure as ever that there's magic in deer hunting — although the magic is not what I once thought it might be. Check out my December 10 column in the Jamestown (NY) Gazette: "The Magic of Deer Hunting." To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com.

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