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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Why Won't He Come?

Spring gobbler hunting can be frustrating. Sometimes that gobbler that's answering your every call just doesn't want to come. Your calls are sweet, he seems interested, but nothing you do brings him in. Gobblers have lots of reasons why they won't come. Maybe you can think of a few more, but for starters click here to read "Why Won't He Come?" in the April 22 issue of the Jamestown Gazette. To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com. Photo by Steve Sorensen: This gobbler was stubborn for several days, but when I approached him at a different time, and from a different place, calling him in was as easy as falling off a log.

Don't Miss That Gobbler!

We miss spring gobblers for various reasons, from failing to pattern our shotguns to misjudging the distance. The list of reasons is long, and includes awkward angles, fatigue, obstructions, and many others. Unfortunately, sometimes we send a swarm of shot at him and he gets away, but we didn't miss. Some of the shot may have penetrated his feather armor. Maybe he'll recover. Or maybe not. I suppose you need an element of luck to hunt turkeys for a lifetime without missing, but it's possible, and it should be our goal. Click here for "Don't Miss That Gobbler!" — my April 8 column in the Jamestown Gazette — and read a few reasons why shooting at a paper silhouette of a turkey head is not the

Spring Is Fast and Furious in Western New York’s Outdoors!

If you're not ready for spring, you're going to miss the best time of the year. Here's a primer on trout fishing and turkey hunting. See my April 1 front page feature in the Jamestown Gazette, "Spring Is Fast and Furious in Western New York’s Outdoors!" To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com. Photo by Andy Sorensen: If you want to see a kid thrilled, help him catch a fish. Photo by Steve Sorensen: When you’re trout fishing, turkey hunting, cleaning up winter’s mess, coaching kids, and all the rest, springtime is fast and furious.

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