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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Review of Sorensen's "Northern Scratchbox" Turkey Call

(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

Hunting Is Not Murder

If you're a hunter, you've heard it before. "Hunting is murder! Hunters are murderers! The Bible says 'Thou shalt not kill'! So hunters are murdering millions of animals!" Anywhere hunters interface with animal rights advocates, hunters face that kind of flawed reasoning. Facebook is rampant with it. Some critics of hunting even believe hunters should face severe punishment for killing an animal. My June 17 column in the Jamestown Gazette clarifies this issue, explaining that "kill" in the Sixth Commandment is not the same as "murder." Check out "Hunting Is Not Murder" and find out what the Sixth Commandment is really about. To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to

Mama's Fawn Survival Strategy

Several years ago during the spring turkey season I walked up on a tiny fawn, still wet from being born and all alone. I took some photos and left it, wondering where the mother deer was. When I got home I called my friend Charles Alsheimer, and asked him to explain why the fawn was alone. In my June 3 column in the Jamestown Gazette I explain why a walk in the woods can lead us to discover a fawn all alone, and why that fawn is alone. The best thing for you and me to do is leave it alone. Check out "Mama's Fawn Survival Strategy." To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com. Photo by Steve Sorensen: Several years ago the author discovered this

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