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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Grandpa's Post-War Buck

For most of my life I've been wanting to write this article. The first set of antlers I ever saw were the wide, heavy antlers hanging in my grandparents entryway. As a little kid I couldn't imagine anything bigger, and I'd count the points every time I went to their house. That article has finally been published in the December 2019 issue of Pennsylvania Game News. The story of Grandpa's Post-War Buck from 1947 ends with a surprise twist seventy years later in the 2017 season. This might be one of my best, for several reasons. Subscribe now, or get it at your local news stand. To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com.

Make Every Day Like Opening Day

Gun seasons are here! The majority of hunters have waited all year. We make all our preparations, and then if we're unsuccessful we scrap our plans and hunt every day differently. But what if we tried making every day as much like opening day as possible? While we can't make every day exactly like opening day, we can think about some of the things that contribute to our success on opening day, and do those things on the days that follow. You can probably think of a few, but to get started thinking about what those things are, read my November 18 column in the Jamestown Gazette, "Make Every Day Like Opening Day." Click this link and read it FREE in the Jamestown Gazette. To read other blog po

Thank a Hunter!

It's bearing down on us — the opening day of firearms season. It's this Saturday (November 16) four miles from me in New York, and Saturday, November 30. Read about it in today's front page feature in the Jamestown Gazette, "Thank a Hunter!" These are the days when most hunters enter the woods in search of America's most prolific and abundant big game animal, the whitetail deer. But it hasn't always been that way. There was a time not that long ago when deer were scarce, and would have been virtually extinguished if it weren't for hunters. Thanks to deer, North America's system of wildlife management is the best in the world, and hunting them finances the lion's share of the management of al

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