Man Versus Nature?
Many 21st century minds, especially in urban America, consider man to be separate from nature. That's an underlying assumption of some people who get their wildlife education from their television screens. It's the idea inherent in the view that we are "civilized" so hunting is no longer necessary. Anti-hunters who have not thought much about what hunting is generally hold this view.
The truth is that hunters, and the entire species we call homo sapiens, are a part of nature. As a part of the natural world we do not battle against nature any more than any other species does. Whatever your worldview, man is not distinct from the natural world. My February 11 column in the Jamestown Gazette says we are in nature, and we are in it to stay. Read "Man Versus Nature?"