(Bradford, PA, June 29, 2019) "The big Tom gobbled on the roost while it was still dark, and I slid in closer. It slowly grew lighter and the turkey continued to gobble — in fact, he wouldn’t shut up. I hoped no other hunter could hear him.I made several low calls and he hammered right back at me. My heart was pounding and my glasses fogging over.... "Two hens joined him and for the next hour they never left a 50-yard circle.I used my mouth call, box call, slate call and yelper. The gobbler answered them all, but wouldn’t budge from the hens who studiously ignored me. Frustrated, I dug through my vest and found an old, beat up scratch box... with nothing to lose I gave a few clucks.... the h
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!