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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Not a Hunter? Go See the Elk Anyway!

Wildlife brings pleasure to everyone, and is everyone's responsibility. Surprisingly, few people are aware that one of the great wildlife viewing opportunities is very close to home here in northwest Pennsylvania. You can get an up-close look at Rocky Mountain elk, and you don't have to visit a game farm or pay big bucks for a tour. These animals are wild, and very accessible. If you life in driving distance of Elk County, Pennsylvania, don't miss out on a memorable experience in elk country. In fact, today's column appears in plenty of time for you to plan a trip and see elk at their most exciting time of the year. Get the details in my July 29 column in the Jamestown Gazette, "Not a Hunter

A Corporate Take-Over Taken Back

In North America, the whitetail deer drives wildlife conservation efforts more than any other game animal. The whitetail is vitally important to conservation, so much that whatever stimulates interest in deer and helps hunters pursue them is good for wildlife in general. One of the biggest names in deer hunting magazines (plus digital media and other communication venues) has been rescued by three passionate deer men. Read the inside story in my July 15 column in the Jamestown Gazette, a story about the origins of a great deer magazine and its return to its roots, in "A Corporate Take-Over Taken Back." Photo by Steve Sorensen: Deer and Deer Hunting magazine stands without peer in the world

Deer Hunting’s Best Values in the Northeast

What does it cost for a license to hunt deer here in the northeast? In many states the cost of a license (whatever permit, tag, etc. you need to kill at least one deer) is higher than a meal in an average eatery. That's right. You can easily drop $25 per person to eat at Ruby Tuesday or Olive Garden (including drinks and tip). That's more than you'd spend on a license to hunt a whole season in Pennsylvania or its neighbor to the north, New York. My July 1 column in the Jamestown Gazette points out that the best values for deer hunting from Maine to Virginia (the 12 New England and Mid-Atlantic states) are New York and Pennsylvania. We have the lowest resident license prices, but it's not jus

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