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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Mentoring and the Future of Hunting

One of the big topics in the hunting world today is its decline. We can blame ourselves, but we can also blame a culture—we are becoming more urban, families are getting smaller, people are relocating for jobs, politics comes into play... there's no end to playing the blame game on this. While I don't have the complete answer, I do believe we can take some steps to reverse the trend. I've mentioned three in today's column, but you can probably add many more. Two things are sure: (1.) Hunting is conservation, and if hunting goes away, we have no model for wildlife management that will replace it. (2.) It's going to take a concerted, heroic effort from all of us to preserve hunting by bringi

POMA Presents Steve Sorensen with Pinnacle Award

The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) presented outdoor writer Steve Sorensen with its highest award at its annual conference on June 13 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sorensen won the Pinnacle Award from this national organization in the Newspaper/Web category for his article titled “The Nun’s World Famous Deer Hunt,” published at Legendary Whitetails website in December, 2016. He also won the Outstanding Achievement Award for his January 2017 North American Whitetail magazine article titled “Pennsylvania Bookends.” A total of 12 awards were presented, and Sorensen was the only person to win two of them. POMA is the only national outdoor writer organization focused on the traditional ou

Fishers—No Threat to Our Turkey Population

Most people have never seen one of the most vicious predators in our woods, the fisher. I've seen these deadly and secretive animals only a few times. Often called a "fisher-cat," they look like an overgrown weasel. Many turkey hunters fear they are killing our turkeys, but new research suggests they have little impact on the wild turkey population. Yes, they can climb trees and get to where the turkey is roosting on the limb, but they are not likely to attack a roosted turkey. No turkey remains were found in a study of the contents of fisher stomachs, and fishers are more adapted to hunting on the ground. Check out my June 11 column—read Fishers—No Threat to Our Turkey Population online i

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