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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Building Lifelong Deer Hunters

Thanks to Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for publishing my article “The Ultimate Goal: Building Lifelong Deer Hunters” in the September issue. It’s largely about John Annoni’s program, “Camp Compass.” Check it out, page 102. It’s an important article. Watch for more of my writing this fall in DDH, North American Whitetail, PA Game News, Legendary Whitetails, and others.

Meat or Antlers?

It's as predictable as the sunrise. As hunters share photos of big-racked bucks on social media, the online debate of whether we should hunt for meat or antlers is ramping up again. It happens every year, and it never gets settled. It seems to be human nature. Now that it's football season you gotta love the Nittany Lions, or you gotta hate them. When basketball starts, you gotta love the Duke Blue Devils or you gotta hate them. And all the time, you gotta love Trump, or you gotta hate him. And as far as hunting is concerned, we force a similar either-or choice, even when it should be both-and. On the one hand we have the "eat everything you kill" crowd, and on the other we have the "what do

Dad's Last Deer Hunt

How long do you expect to keep hunting? My bucket list includes killing a deer or a gobbler when I'm 90. I don't know if that's possible or not, and it's largely out of my control. My father is 89 and it turns out, sadly, that he has shot his last game animal. I tried to make it happen for him, and the lesson reinforced once more is that hunting is not about killing. But we're thankful for a big inventory of stories to sustain us as life goes on. Check out my September 4 column—read "Dad’s Last Deer Hunt" online in the Jamestown (NY) Gazette. To read other blog posts from MISSION: HUNTER, CLICK HERE to go to www.EverydayHunter.com.

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