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
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!